211 Bridge Street
Manchester, KY


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9 am - 8 pm

 Tues., Wed., Fri.
9 am - 5 pm

9 am - 1 pm




Welcome to the Clay County Public Library web site!

Visit us--in person or online--for your information and entertainment needs.  On this site you will find access to our online library catalog, information about adult and children's programming, bookmobile schedule, and dozens of links to other web sites dealing with: 


Fall into a good book!

  • homework help

  • genealogy

  • other libraries

  • entertainment

  • state & federal government

  • Internet search engines

  • e-mail

  • and MORE!


(click icons at left to access)

Ky. Libraries Unbound

(log in at upper right corner)

With Kentucky Libraries Unbound, you'll be amazed as you search, and download more and more media on your PC and portable devices. Patrons now have unlimited access to many types of downloadable media such as audio books, e-books, music and videos. All it takes to access Kentucky Libraries Unbound is a valid library card.


ePrep helps students of all ability levels reach their educational goals by offering expert instruction in a way that is engaging, convenient, and student-adaptable. All of us at ePrep believe that master teachers, through their keen insights and broad experiences, are uniquely positioned to engage students as they impart the knowledge and strategies proven to maximize test scores.

Using a well established "test-grade-review" methodology and a proprietary online, video-based delivery platform, ePrep makes connecting with an expert affordable and possible anytime and from virtually anywhere in the world.


Audiobooks from NetLibrary


Once you access the collection of e-books online, you will be able to search for and browse eAudiobooks. From the library you can create an individual user account by going to "create account" on the right side of the screen under the login boxes. You will be able to select your own user name and password, which will enable you to then access the collection from a computer outside of your library.   We encourage you to review the NetLibrary Demo to learn how to create an account, search for eContent, or Download eAudiobooks http://www.oclc.org/netlibrary/demo/ .  You can find the following information located in the Help Tab on the NetLibrary site:

  • General (About NetLibrary, etc.)
  • Searching
  • Viewing Online
  • Reading Offline
  • Listening
  • Account and Personalization
  • Links to Frequently Asked Questions and Demos.


World Book Encyclopedia

World Book Online Reference Center

We now offer World Book Encyclopedia Online!   You will need a User ID and Password to access this site. Ask a Clay County librarian for this information.

Genealogy Databases:

(in library only)



HeritageQuest provides complete US Federal Census information from 1790-1930, as well as a genealogy and local history collection of 25,000+ family and local history books. 

The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases, including key collections such as U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes), Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes), The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630, Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, and a strong Civil War collection.  (This service is not available for remote use; It may be accessed only inside the library.)