Kentucky Virtual Library has more than 300 members such as the state library (Ky Dept for Libraries and Archives), public libraries, K12 schools both public and private, universities and colleges both public and private, hospitals, Dept. of Defense libraries, community and technical colleges, and other special libraries. Anyone may have access to the free resources on To use the licensed databases, a person must be affiliated with a member library in Kentucky.

Member Fees

The member fee, as determined by criteria established by the KYVL Funding Committee, represents a sustainable, cost-sharing model adopted in July 2010. The fee is applied to core services, including the licensed content, access to OCLC, as well as other services and resources. Every member must pay a fee, regardless of library type and status as public or private.

Benefits of Membership

With KYVL membership, the licensed databases can be integrated into the library in two ways:

  1. Via IP authentication which means onsite access via any computer on the network served by the IP's provided to KYVL; and,
  2. An id/password that the member library may distribute to registered patrons or affiliated users of that library to access the KYVL databases remotely.

In addition to complete access to KYVL's licensed databases, KYVL member libraries have the option to particpate in several cost-saving programs. For more information about any of these services, click on the links below or contact us through our Ask a Question form.

Who is Participating?

FY2015-2016 Members

Past Participants

Want to know who has participated in previous years? Check out the lists below.

Become a Member

If you would like more information about becoming a KYVL member, please complete the appropriate form below and email it to the KYVL Director, Ilona Burdette.

Membership Inquiry for Independent K-12 Schools

Membership Inquiry for Independent Postsecondary Institutions

Membership Inquiry for Hospital Libraries

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