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Chilton Library

chll-webWhen it comes to automotive repair, “do-it-yourselfers”, students, and auto enthusiasts have trusted Chilton repair manuals for years.  ChiltonLibrary in partnership with the Russell County Public Library now offers free online and printable Chilton manuals for repair, maintenance, and specification tables on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and trucks from 1940 onward.  Unlike the printed editions, the content on ChiltonLibrary is updated on a monthly basis, ensuring the most advanced and up-to-date information available.  Access Chilton at the Russell County Public Library or at home using the number on the back of your library card!

Universal Class

Universal-classReady to learn something new?  Want to expand your skill sets and build your resume?  Universal Class in partnership with the Russell County Public Library offers hundreds of free online classes facilitated by real instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic.  These self-paced courses offer certified continuing education credits for your profession as well as a personal sense of accomplishment.  Professional learning topics range from business, health and medicine, law, real estate, technology, and teacher resources, as well as recreational learning such as cooking, home and garden, parenting and family, photography, web design, and so much more.  Log-in using the number on the back of your Russell County Public Library card and start learning!

Preparing Your Child for School

Bluegrass-learning-servicesRussell County Schools in partnership with the Russell County Public Library now offers free online parenting classes for the parent or guardian of any child entering Kindergarten at Jamestown, Russell Springs, or Salem Elementary.  Self-paced video lessons are offered on a variety of topics, including math, literacy, social, physical, and language development, and much more.  Gain information about the skills your child needs before entering kindergarten, and learn simple activities you can do with your child at home to ensure their future success.  Create your free online account today!

ABCmouse.com (Library Terminals Only)

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From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is an invaluable resource to help young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 5,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas – reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!


425-180-bevel1Ready to get on the road? Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, offers free DMV practice tests to library patrons. This includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests. Click the bar below to get road ready!

Russell County Public Library Digital Archives


Welcome to Russell County Public Library’s Digital Archives, now available from anywhere! Here you will find text-searchable issues of the Russell County News from 1939-2003 and the Times Journal from 1949-2006. Search and browse by keyword, first and last name, publication, year, and more. Newspaper images can also be cropped and printed or saved as PDF files.  Click below to access this powerful local history research tool!  


94 N. Main Street
Jamestown, Kentucky 42629
(270) 343-READ

512 N. Main Street
Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642
(270) 866-READ