Research & Online Resources

If you’re looking for current, reliable information from a wide variety of resources, including research in specialized subject areas, then try using these Library databases.

A database is an indexed collection of articles and data from sources that include encyclopedias, newspapers, professional & trade journals, popular magazines, and specialty publications.  Each one offers a different set of titles, features, and date range of publication.  Some articles are provided in full-text, along with images such as photographs or tables; in some cases only a citation is provided.

Select the following links for online access; these resources are available to all Kirkwood Public Library card holders and are accessible from home, work or in the Library (some databases are accessible in the library only). Please enter your card number (without spaces) when prompted.

Also included on this page are a variety of resources you can use to help you find tax forms, call for tax assistance, or locate a tax help location in the St. Louis area. Jump to Online Resources

The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), and philanthropic activities. Library Edition (For In-Library Use Only)
Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool created for library users. It gives patrons instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. Includes records from the United States census; military records; court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists, and more. This database is only accessible in the library.

Consumer Health Complete is an EBSCO database that focuses on health issues. To find articles on health issues use this link!

Consumer Reports on EBSCOhost
Search the EBSCO database for articles in Consumer Reports. is a website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the real DMV permit test. The site provides practice tests for every state in the U.S.

Search for articles in hundreds magazines, journals, and newspapers.

Explora for Elementary School students makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic. Results can be easily sorted by source type – -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

EBSCO’s Explora for Middle and High School students makes it easy for students to search by keyword or topic to find useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

Free access for library patrons. An inside look at jobs and companies. Anonymous reviews and salary data from employees and interview candidates.

HeritageQuest Online allows you to search images of the U.S. Federal census records from 1790 up to 1930. This database offers users over 20,000 book titles that inlude 8,000 family histories and over 12,000 local histories.

Welcome to Kirkwood Public Library’s Digital Archives! Our mission is to provide access to digital content that is in need of preservation, historically relevant, and meaningful to the Kirkwood Community. Explore our collection of historical photos, yearbooks, documents, and more! We currently have records from the Kirkwood Parks and Recreation Department, the Library, Kirkwood High School Yearbooks, and local businesses. We are always adding more to our collection!

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library’s resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

More than 9 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and other institutions from across the state.

You can easily search multiple resources for quick subject and database searching on a single page! This search includes databases listed below such as Business Source and Discovering Collection. Additionally the search will include the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the Kansas City Star.

Source types include printed and online local newspapers. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. And now with the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

NoveList Plus – Your Guide to Reading. More than 150,000 fiction titles, 50,000 nonfiction titles and over 4,000 custom created articles and lists! Find information by author, title, read-a-likes, genre or subject.

Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by St. Louis Post Dispatch on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. See past issues from 1981 to the present.

Salem Health Access In-Library | Access From Home (password 2130000)
Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference work, Magill’s Medical Guide, Seventh Edition.

Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student’s science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals.

Sorkins Directory (For In-Library Use Only)
Sorkins provides business search capabilities and in-depth profiles for companies, subsidiaries, and organizations in the St. Louis, Kansas City, and Chicago metropolitan areas, and the surrounding counties in: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MO, WI. This database is only accessible in the library.

World Book Online Reference Center, the premier online reference source-containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more. With state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed Web sites.

Use WorldCat Discovery Services to identify resources at your library and in the collections of the world’s libraries. Search the WorldCat database of electronic, digital and physical resources; to identify materials you need and to find out where they are available. Please contact the Information Services desk (314) 821 5770 x 1012 to place a request.

Online Resources

Tax Information

A limited quantity of tax forms will be available at the Library in 2017. Library staff will help you find forms or information, however, we cannot help you fill out forms or provide tax advice. For help finding forms, please visit the Library or call the Reference Desk at (314) 821-5770, Option 2.

Federal Tax Information

Internal Revenue Service

Tax assistance 800-829-1040
TTY/TDD Help 800-829-4059

Missouri Tax Information

The MO Department of Revenue is no longer providing paper forms for libraries to distribute. Missouri forms can be downloaded and printed using the resources below.

Missouri Department of Revenue

Missouri Department of Revenue Tax Assistance Center
Truman Building, 301 W. High St., Room 330, Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 751-7191

Where’s My Refund

Local Taxpayer Assistance

Click on the links below to find tax help locations around the St. Louis area.

AARP Tax Aide
Gateway EITC Tax Sites

City of Kirkwood

Find information here about City Departments, elected officials, news, and upcoming events.
Non-emergency number: 314-822-5858

Kirkwood City Council

The City of Kirkwood’s Charter places administrative authority with the Chief Administrative Officer and legislative and policy-making authority with the City Council. The Mayor and six Council members are elected at large, meaning they serve all residents of Kirkwood equally. The City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road. The public is invited to attend. A time for public comments is provided for at the beginning of each meeting.

Code of Ordinances
City Newsletters


Missouri House of Representatives

Members of the Missouri House of Representatives serve two-year terms with elections held in even-numbered years.  The House is comprised of 163 members.  There are multiple MO Representatives for Kirkwood zip code 63122.  Click here to determine which representative is the elected official for your address.

District 83: Gina Mitten MO House of Representatives

201 West Capitol Avenue, Room 107

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone: 573-751-2883


District 89: Dean Plocher MO House of Representatives

201 West Capitol Avenue, Room 115-D

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone: 573-751-1544



District 90: Deb Lavender MO House of Representatives

201 West Capitol Avenue, Room 105-I

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone: 573-751-4069


District 91: Sarah Unsicker MO House of Representatives

201 West Capitol Avenue, Room 135-BC

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone: 573-751-1285



District 99: Jean Evans MO House of Representatives

201 West Capitol Avenue, Room 405-A

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone: 573-751-3859




Missouri Senate

Members of the Missouri Senate serve four-year terms.  The Senate is comprised of 34 members.  Click here to locate your Missouri Senator by street address.

District 15: Andrew Koenig

201 W Capitol Avenue,Room 220

Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Phone: (573) 751-5568

Contact Andrew Koenig



U.S. House of Representatives

Also referred to as a congressman or congresswoman, each representative is elected to a two-year term serving the people of a specific congressional district. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population of the 50 states.  U.S. Representatives are elected to two-year terms.
Click here to determine which representative is the elected official for your address.

District 1 Wm. Lacy Clay

2428 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2406

Fax: 202-226-3717

Contact Lacy Clay

District 2 Ann Wagner

435 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-1621

Contact Ann Wagner



U.S. Senators

The Senate is the upper chamber of the U.S. Congress, which with the U.S. House of Representatives, forms the legislative branch.  Each State elects two Senators in staggered six-year terms.  For a listing of all 50 Senators, click here.

Roy Blunt

260 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-5721

Contact Roy Blunt

Claire McCaskill

730 Hart Senate Building

Washington DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-6154

Contact Claire McCaskill