A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their businesses to the Lawrence community.
Accessible anywhere. This website allows you full access to the 1940 census images, in addition to 1940 census maps and descriptions.
Calendar of important dates for the primaries and general election in 2018.
Filing fees and deadlines for candidates running for office in Kansas in 2018.
Call 211 or search for assistance by location. Mentoring, after-school programs, senior care, counseling, food pantries, disability services and much more. A service of United Way.
Scholarly multi-disciplinary research database.
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides data resources, publications, research findings and reports, and other resources in an effort to improve safety and quality in healthcare. Información en español.
Bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library, encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines.
Accessible anywhere. Managed by the Thomas R. Smith Map Collection at the University of Kansas, this collection includes aerial photographs of Douglas County and the KU Campus from 1937-1991.
Comprehensive site for parents of infants to young adults, covering physical/mental development, health, safety and more. Información en español.
Information about the Lawrence, Kansas, Amtrak station.
This database of genealogical resources includes the complete U.S. Census, a multitude of city directories, Find-A-Grave records, military records such as draft registration cards and muster rolls, immigration records such as passenger lists and naturalization records, the Social Security Death Index, and birth, marriage, and death records (coverage varies by state).
Comprehensive resource for art information, including an index of almost 200,000 art reproductions.
A resource for connecting people with disabilities and health conditions with the assistive technology they need.
The Audio-Reader Network is a reading and information service for blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals in Kansas and western Missouri. Services are offered free of charge to anyone in our listening area who is unable to read normal printed material.
Access to repair, maintenance, and service information.
Ballard Center provides a variety of services, including employment assistance, a food pantry, a free clothing pantry, a professional work attire closet, and household items such as kitchenware.
Designed to help citizens find out what government benefits they may be eligible to receive, with access to information from across 17 Federal agencies. Links to benefit programs for all types of people: elderly, veterans, low-income citizens, students, farmers, parents, disaster victims and many more.
Emergency and outpatient mental health services for all ages.
Trusted online encyclopedia with three age-appropriate levels.
Trusted encyclopedia with information written for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty.
Trusted online encyclopedia with information written for elementary, middle, and high school students.
This series of National Park Service-quality panels are the first of their kind on the Lawrence Loop trail and serve as an outdoor museum. They feature original historic narratives written and researched by academics and local historians. Vintage photographs, maps and other images from local, state and national archives enhance the exhibits. Installed along the paved 1.7-mile Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park path running from 11th Street to 23rd Street, the panels provide insight to Lawrence’s unique history and cultural identity.
Publications covering a wide variety of business topics, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. Includes access to the Harvard Business Review. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
Resources, tips and information about caregiving for patients with cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this resource provides tools for exploring career options, finding training, and searching for a job.
From the Center for Practical Bioethics, this free workbook for talking about end of life concerns, plus links to healthcare directives.
Selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau to help you start or grow a business or understand the business landscape for a region, presented in a simple to use format. Freely available online.
The Chronicling America project offers a searchable U.S. Newspaper Directory which can be narrowed by geographic coverage, date, language, ethnicity, and labor press (i.e., published for readers of a particular occupation or political philosophy, such as coal miners, dairy farmers, and/or socialists). Chronicling America also offers free access to a handful of digitized Kansas newspapers (such as the Kansas Herald of Freedom).
A hub for information about new and services of the city government of Lawrence, Kansas.
Search and apply for jobs with the City of Lawrence.
A National Institutes of Health database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
Searchable database of scholarship opportunities.
In addition to community garden plots, the City of Lawrence's urban agriculture program also offers an Incubator Farm for beginning market growers.
Looking for guidance in the search for books, movies and other media for your family? Get expert information from this extensive site!
Advance Healthcare Directive Forms by state as well as other resources to enable and protect end-of-life choices.
Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology, and also includes content from leading technology-related consumer magazines. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.
A resource for information about current and past activities of the U.S. Congress.
A resource that allows you to read, search, and compare constitutions from around the world.
This federal agency provides a wide variety of resources to help consumers make informed financial decisions, including guides to choosing and managing credit cards, buying a car or house, managing student loans, and preparing for retirement. You can also submit complaints about financial products or services here.
Browseable medical database including drug information, topic fact sheets, medical dictionaries, and eBooks. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.
Community incubator kitchen offering commercial-grade equipment.
Accessible at home or at the library. The local history portal for Douglas County history, featuring a growing collection of photographs, genealogy resources, and oral history projects. A partnership of the Lawrence Public Library, Watkins Community Museum, and the Douglas County Genealogical Society.
Double Up Food Bucks is a SNAP (food stamps) matching program providing dollar-for-dollar matching at regional farmers’ markets.
Part of the Douglas County District Attorney's Office, this unit investigates violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.
Non-profit safety-net dental clinic serving the residents of Douglas County, Kansas.
Location, hours, and services provided at the Douglas County, Kansas, DMV office.
Open positions with Douglas County, Kansas, government.
Find information about vehicle titles, tag renewals, and inspections in Douglas County, Kansas.
A hub for information about news and services of the county government of Douglas County, Kansas.
Free vegan lunch every Thursday while the University of Kansas is in session.
A list of freely accessible charging stations for electric vehicles in Lawrence, Kansas.
A list of local social service agencies compiled by the United Way of Douglas County, Kansas.
Search and apply for job openings with USD 497.
Best practices for entrepreneurial leadership, from the Kauffman Foundation.
A one-stop resource for researching everything from health issues to the latest solar power technology.
A research website for designed for kids, available through the State Library of Kansas.
A research website for designed for teens, available through the State Library of Kansas.
Information, services, and support for caregivers including fact sheets on specific health conditions, statistics, public policy information, and reports. English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. The FCA is a nonprofit, community-based
Transitional housing for families with children.
A comprehensive reader’s advisory resources, containing bibliographies for over 30,000 authors and information on over 350,000 books.
Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the federal government.
A resource for researching campaign finance data.
Learn about and apply for financial aid options available from the federal government.
Contact your local, state, or national elected officials.
Tools, calculators, guides and news to help you be an informed investor.
From non-profit agency, Aging With Dignity, this resource provides simple, straight-forward approach to designate end-of-life choices. Información en español.
Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Accessible at home or at the library.
This U.S. government site provides information on drug safety and availability, clinical trials, specific medications, and health updates.
Searchable database of over 100,000 grantmakers. Available in the library on our public computers, or on your device via our wireless network.
Geared towards individuals and small organizations seeking funding, includes over 10,000 foundations and public charity programs. Also includes educational resources for learning about grant writing. Available in the library on our public computers, or on your device via our wireless network.
Uses aggregated data and demographic maps to reveal patterns of foundation giving and funding relationships. Available in the library on our public computers or on your laptop via our wireless network.
Trademark program to support Kansas producers and manufacturers.
Accessible at home or at the library. Gale Genealogy Connect offers access to a wide range of fully searchable genealogical reference publications.
A collection of eBooks on a variety of health-related topics. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.
A collection of reference eBooks focused on consumer health and medicine. Requires a Kansas State Library eCard for access.
Data-driven resource for searching scholarship opportunities.
Gently used clothing and household items.
Provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and learning resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations.
Find a selection of quality websites for kids recommended by the American Library Association.
Information about Greyhound bus service in Lawrence, Kansas.
A farm apprenticeship program and an annual workshop series provides educational and networking opportunities for beginning and experienced growers.
Search for food assistance by location.
A collection of millions of titles, many freely available in full-text, digitized from libraries around the world.
From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, a consumer health resource with news, articles, personal health recommendations, and more.
Provides full-text access to consumer health magazines, reference books and health pamphlets. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
This full-text database offers a trusted source of nursing and allied health literature, as well as drug information written for consumers. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
Provides health care on a sliding fee scale for residents of Douglas County and certain portions of Jefferson, Franklin, Leavenworth, Shawnee, and Osage counties.
Accessible at home or at the library. HeritageQuest offers access to federal census records and city directories, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, slave schedules and Freedman’s Bank records, mortality schedules, agricultural and industrial schedules, and a variety of published family and local histories.
A comprehensive history reference database containing biographies of historical figures and historical documents, photos, maps, and video. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.
Search job postings from across the country.
Advocacy, peer support, training, transportation, and community education in support of people with disabilities. Resources include a publicly accessible computer lab with a variety of assistive technologies, a medical equipment loan bank, and a selection of specialized phones available through the Telecommunications Access Program (TAP).
A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Free research from social sector organizations around the world on a variety of subjects.
Tools for researching occupations and searching and applying for jobs.
Searchable job postings from Lawrence.com.
Free breakfast served from 7-8am on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Food pantry available five days a week to qualifying Douglas County, Kansas, residents.
Free or low cost assistance for finding a lawyer or obtaining legal advice.
A one-stop shop for information on starting and maintaining a business in Kansas.
Research campaign finance data for candidates in Kansas elections.
Accessible anywhere. The Kansas Digital Newspapers program, managed by the Kansas State Historical Society, makes over 3 million Kansas newspapers freely available online.
Information about Kansas driver's licenses, vehicle titles and registration, and other topics related to driving in Kansas.
An online library of born-digital and digitally rendered material published by Kansas government agencies.
Accessible at home or at the library. This database provides a core of primary source documents for the study of Kansas history, including state and regional histories, travel guides, biographies, speeches and more.
Free basic legal forms for a variety of situations, including filing for divorce or changing your name.
Free and low cost legal assistance and resources, including legal forms, for Kansans.
Search materials held at libraries across Kansas. If you are interested in borrowing an item found in this catalog, please contact Lawrence Public Library for Interlibrary loan.
Search materials held at libraries across Kansas. If you are interested in borrowing an item found in this catalog, please contact your local school or public library for Interlibrary Loan.
Accessible anywhere. This database offers a broad, statewide selection of digitized Kansas maps, photographs, and other primary documents from the collections of the Kansas State Historical Society.
This is a grouping of all of the online databases offered to Kansas residents through the Kansas State Library. A Kansas State Library eCard is required to access these databases.
Searchable database of statutes passed by the Kansas Legislature.
Assistance to entrepreneurs in product and process development for food products.
The official website of the government of the State of Kansas.
Search Kansas job postings. Also includes a searchable database of training and education providers.
An online curriculum dedicated to entrepreneurship.
The main page for LPL Kids + Babies.
Reliable and straightforward health, behavior and development information about children and teens, designed for parents, kids, teens, and educators. Información en español.
Websites are extensively reviewed before they are included on kidsites. Presentation, content, and subject matter are all considered when reviewing the sites.
Register to vote, update your registration, or check your voter registration.
A phone directory of community resource organizations in Lawrence, Kansas.
Emergency homeless shelter serving Lawrence and Douglas County.
Free lunch served from 1-2pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Scanned images of Lawrence Journal-World printed newspapers, 1911 to 2009. Some issues not available.
Full-text articles from the Lawrence Journal-World, 1990 to current. Few photographs or graphics. Use the search bar or calendar to find specific dates and articles.
The Lawrence Workforce Center connects career seekers with employers. Whether you’re looking for your first job or looking to change careers, the Lawrence Workforce Center can help you on your career journey.
Medical testing, exams, and immunizations provided with fees based on a sliding scale.
The LDCHA administers a variety of housing assistance programs for eligible residents.
Accessible anywhere. This website makes available online a rich collection of oral history interviews with African Americans in Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas.
A resource for information about the transit services provided by the City of Lawrence and the University of Kansas.
Practice tests and exercises for everything from the GED to TOEFL to the U.S. Citizenship Test. Plus, help identifying career paths and preparing for a job search.
A collection of scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies.
Enjoy our Staff Picks for every genre and age!
Browse and search full-text literary works alongside journal articles, author biographies, and reviews.
Online tutorials on a wide array of professional and technology skills, from crafting a business plan to designing a website. Available in the library or remotely with your Lawrence Public Library card number and PIN.
A list of the largest employers in Lawrence and Douglas County.
An online language-learning system that includes Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. Use on your desktop, or as an app on the go.
Delivers articles, reference books, and an extensive image collection for every subject area. Also includes access to Consumer Reports articles.
Lawrence Meals On Wheels serves hot, nutritious meals to the homebound elderly and/or disabled Monday through Friday.
A full-text medical database of research and scientific journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. Información en español. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
Information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and more. Created by the National Library of Medicine. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
The National Library of Medicine’s user-friendly health database created for consumers. It includes information about health topics, medicine, and supplements, as well as a collection of videos and health tools.
This powerful tool is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs and business researchers, offering industry research, consumer and demographic data, as well as tools for effective job searching. Available in the library or remotely with your Lawrence Public Library card and PIN.
The Douglas County law library is open to the public, and contains most resources needed for researching the law of the United States, Kansas or other states.
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.
Accessible anywhere. Prepared for the National Park Service, this document provides historic context for the periods of development in Lawrence’s built environment.
Explore the world through amazing videos, games and articles created by the amazing Nat Geo team!
Contains an A-Z index of NIH health resources, clinical trials, current medical news, and more. Información en español. Also, an easy guide to using NIH for research can be found here.
An information clearinghouse of assistance programs for affordable medications from pharmaceutical manufacturers and government resources.
Access to the New York Times website without article limits.
Access full articles from over 850 newspapers. This database also includes transcripts of television and radio news.
The Kansas State Historical Society provides Kansas residents with free access to historical Kansas newspapers through Newspaper.com. A valid Kansas driver's license or ID is required to access this resource.
Check safety ratings and recalls for specific makes and models of automobiles on this lookup tool from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A handy way to find something new to read.
Articles and abstracts from nursing publications and other medical journals, for professionals and consumers.
A directory of repositories of freely accessible academic research.
A project of the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan and nonprofit research group that “tracks money in U.S. politics and its effects on elections and public policy.”
Housing resource for individuals recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction.
A guide to evaluating student financial aid offers and repaying student debt from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Browsable and comprehensive database of medication information including use, dosage, safety, storage and more about prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbal medicines, and supplements.
Technical training school with programs in a variety of vocations, as well as workplace and academic skills.
From the National Library of Medicine, an easy to use pill identification database with information about drug labels, clinical trials, breastfeeding safety, and more.
A roundup of higher education scholarships available to Kansas residents.
This database provides full-text coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
A free full-text archive of peer-reviewed biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the US National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
A freely accessible database of documents and dockets from PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records).
A guide to regional transportation options in Douglas County, Kansas.
Contact information for a variety of services provided by the City of Lawrence.
This cross-media platform allows users to search and browse over 10,000 items, video, book and reference titles within the Social Sciences, including CQ Press resources focusing on American government, politics and current affairs. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.
Easy access to statistical data series created from more than 400,000 government and non-government datasets, covering popular topics of research interest for U.S. states, counties, cities, metropolitan areas, and ZIP codes. Available from a computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.
This database is a vital resource for anyone researching the history of a home or building. Accessible at home or at the library.
Easy-to-use tools and resources to help you make informed decisions about saving and investing your money.
Maintained by the City of Lawrence, this resource allows researchers to locate burial plots within the City’s cemeteries. Accessible anywhere.
SRC informs about and creates opportunities that allow older residents of Douglas County to remain independent and active in their homes and communities and assists them with necessary transitions.
Find the next book in a series at this great site.
A program to connect farmers and food entrepreneurs with low interest loans.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free counseling to start-up companies, existing small businesses, and those who wish to sell or purchase a small business on topics including the startup process, business planning, financing and funding, marketing, accounting, human resources and taxes.
Business basics, start-up kits, industry information, and access to ebooks on a variety of business and career topics. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
Free online courses on a variety of personal finance topics, developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education.
SNAP provides low-income people with a consistent means to buy nutritious food at supermarkets and many farmers’ markets using a special debit card.
Low cost second-hand clothing and household items.
Accessible anywhere. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records.
Second hand store of used items at discount prices.
Accessible anywhere. The Kansas State Historical Society maintains a database of the historic properties listed on the State and National Registers.
Offering health information for parents, kids and health educators with tips, toolkits, recipes, activities to promote healthy living for kids.
Books, magazines and other materials available to qualified patrons through the Talking Books Program.
A roundup of resources for state and federal tax return preparation.
The main page for the Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone.
Information and learning opportunities for entrepreneurs.
Nonfiction kids’ books read aloud! You can choose from 18 different languages. Made available by the State Library of Kansas.
Video-based courses for developing professional skills, such as accounting basics, managing rental properties, or crafting an effective presentation. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
Search and apply for employment with the federal government.
This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Hotel and Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, plus indexing and abstracts for hundreds more. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.
Check your Douglas County, Kansas, voter registration status.
The Douglas County Clerk's Office is responsible for overseeing all national, state and local elections conducted in Douglas County. Go here for information about getting registered to vote, finding your polling place, or becoming an election worker.
Candidate lists and sample ballots for Douglas County, Kansas.
The University of Kansas law library is open to the public, and offers access to a variety of legal resources, including databases, and research assistance.
Nutrition program for eligible pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5.
Shelter services for all survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking and their children.
Search job openings at the University of Kansas.
Search for books, movies, genealogy resources, and other materials in libraries worldwide. If you are interested in borrowing an item that Lawrence Public Library does not have and need assistance placing an interlibrary loan request, please contact us.