Kentucky Virtual Library

A CommonWealth of Information for lifelong learning, working & living

The Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is a consortium of nearly 300 Kentucky libraries and institutions, including colleges and universities, public libraries, K12 schools, hospitals, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), and more.

The three primary services of KYVL include:

  • Databases - core resources accessible to the users of KYVL member libraries.
  • Courier service - facilitating resource sharing among Kentucky's public and academic libraries and KDLA through interlibrary loan.
  • Kentucky Digital Library - a platform for Kentucky libraries and institutions share their digital archives with Kentucky and the world.

KYVL went live in November 1999, and is a program the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Principal Consortial Functions
Electronic content licensing
Electronic content loading/presentation
Interlibrary loan/document delivery