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Labor Day Closure

All locations of Kitsap Regional Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, for Labor Day.


Factory-correct automotive diagnostic and repair information 1982-present. NOTE: The ALLDATA automotive database is only accessible from one of KRL's public computers or your own laptop using the KRL wireless network

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogical source for searching billions of names in thousands of databases, including Passenger and Immigration Lists Index and Census images from the US, UK and Ireland. Note: This database is accessible only from a KRL computer or a laptop accessing the internet through the KRL wireless network

Associations Unlimited

Directory of international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit membership organizations. Print as list or mailing labels. Search IRS Data for 501(c) status of U.S nonprofits.

Auto Repair Reference Center

Repair information for more than 33,000 vehicles, plus Car & Repair Tips, Troubleshooting, and interactive Auto IQ.

Kitsap History

Kitsap Regional Library's first online collection, the Bainbridge Review 1941-1946. The Bainbridge Review, a weekly newspaper owned by Walt and Milly Woodward and edited by Walt Woodward has earned national recogniztion for its coverage of the relocation and internment of more than 200 Bainbridge Island families of Japanese descent. Woodward editorialized against the relocation and devoted space in the newspaper to reports about their lives in the internment camps.

Biography in Context

Award-winning biographies and articles on people of all ages and occupations, from rock stars to politicians.


The ultimate online tutoring provider also has a resume review service in their adult learning center. Submit your resume online and get feedback within 24 hours. Tutors are available every day 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST

Career Transitions

Resumes & cover letters, interview practice, internships, job-tracking and career exploration. Match your military and work experience to new careers with hands-on guidance and expert advice.

Chiltons: Automotive Repair

Find step-by-step auto repair instructions, maintenance schedules, recalls, diagrams and more. Search by specific year, make and model.

Christian Science Monitor

Full text articles from 1980 to the present.

Consumer Reports

Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine.


Articles, maps, photographs, biographies and recipes focusing on world cultures.


Instant access to advanced demographic data, including radius searching, custom reports and time-saving charts, tables and maps. Understand your customers, plan your future.


Articles, photos, maps, and transcripts from magazines, U.S. and foreign newspapers, radio and television news programs, and reference books. Study guides for famous books and plays in Monarch Notes.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains 4 full encyclopedias, the Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia each covering the research needs of a different age group.

Foundation Directory Online Professional

Allows you to search 95,000+ foundations; 3,600 corporate givers and grantmaking public charities, as well as a file of 1.6 million grants from the largest foundations. (available at the Sylvan Way and Poulsbo locations)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

An online database of more than 6,500+ foundations and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers and other individual grantseekers. (available at the Poulsbo location)

Foundation Maps

This data visualization platform from the Foundation Center brings foundation data to life, making it easy to understand who is funding what and where around the world. (available at the Poulsbo location)

Gale Virtual Reference

Full text online encyclopedias for Business, Education, Environment, History, Literature, Multicultural Studies, Religion, Science, and Social Science. Includes Gale's Encyclopedia of Science and Grzimek's Animal Encyclopedia.

HeritageQuest Online

A unique collection of genealogical material including family histories, genealogical magazines, local histories, primary sources and U.S. Census material in full images.

Kids InfoBits

Designed for younger students, with easy access to full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kitsap Sun and other Local Papers via NewsBank

Search the Kitsap Sun (1997-current), Bremerton Patriot (2002-Current), North Kitsap Herald (2000-Current), Central Kitsap Reporter (1999-Current), Port Orchard Independent (1999-Current) and Bainbridge Island Review (1999-Current) via NewsBank.

Learning Express Library

E-books, interactive practice exams, guides for academic (GED, ACT, SAT), civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification tests, study skills courses, citizenship preparation, workplace, resume and career support, some available in Spanish.

Literature Resource Center

Critical analyses of literary work and in-depth author biographies from every age and literary discipline.

Mango Languages

Online language instruction for ESL learners and a wide variety of other languages, including Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, German, Greek, Russian and Italian.

Microsoft IT Academy

Access online videos and tutorials on a wide variety of Microsoft services and products including Word, Excel and Access, Windows, Exchange, Lync, Sharepoint, Virtualization and Systems Center, Microsoft Dynamics, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Windows Azure and Windows Phone.


Morningstar is a trusted source for information on stocks, mutual funds, and a variety of other investment products.

New York Times

Full text articles from the New York Times 1980 to the present.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Fiction guide for young readers includes discussion guides, award-winner lists and recommendations.

NoveList Plus

Fiction and Non-Fiction recommendations for a wide range of adult, teen and child reading interests. Book reviews, author read-alikes, theme-oriented book lists, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Point-of-view articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on current events and issues of controversy.

PowerKnowledge Earth and Space Science

Find out all about land, water, earth and space in this easy to use website for grades 3-6.

PowerKnowledge Life Science

Find out all about animals, plants and caring for the planet in this easy to use website for grades 3-6.

PowerKnowledge Physical Science:

Find out all about atoms, energy and matter in this easy to use website for grades 3-6.

ProQuest Magazines & Newspapers

Premium collection of daily full text newspapers and magazines including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal daily. Helpful abstracts and easy searching for thousands more. Includes the Puget Sound Business Journal and many other Pacific Northwest newspapers and journals.


Telephone & reverse directory, market research tool and business directory all in one. Millions of U.S. and Canadian companies, organizations, agencies and U.S. residences. Download 250 records at a time for mailing lists, job searching, research and more.

U.S. History in Context

Full text documents including primary sources, reference articles, and journals covering United States history from pre-colonial times to the present.

Wall Street Journal

Full text articles from the Wall Street Journal 1980 to the present.


Washington State educational programs and postsecondary schools, career choice information and assessment tools for civilian and military occupations. Remote access to this database requires a unique "site key" (password) - please call your KRL branch library during regular service hours or 360-405-9100 for this information.

World History in Context

Full text documents, including primary sources, reference articles, and journals covering world history from antiquity to the present.