Local Government, Agencies & Organizations - Librarian Recommended Websites


Johnson County Administration Building, Olathe, KS
Courtesy Johnson County Museum

City of Olathe
Olathe Municipal Code Book


Johnson County Kansas Government
Jackson County Missouri Government
My Resource Connection - Johnson County Social Services


Kansas Government
Missouri Government


USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal



Olathe Animal Control
Olathe Parks and Recreation
Olathe Police Department
Olathe Recycling
Social Security Online - Kansas City Region


Johnson County Appraiser's Office
Johnson County Division of Motor Vehicles
Johnson County Election Office
Johnson County Extension Office
Johnson County Parks and Recreation


Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Missouri Department of Social Services


Olathe Chamber of Commerce
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Kansas Department of Commerce

Local Media


The Kansas City Star
The Lenexa Centennial
The Olathe News
Sun Publications

TV News Stations

WDAF Channel 4
KCTV Channel 5
KMBC Channel 9
KSHB Channel 41

Online Library Databases

Library databases may be accessed with your library card number and PIN. Most of these databases may be accessed from home; however, some are only available within the library.

Kansas City Star and Regional Newspapers Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, politics and government, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements excluded. Newspapers in the collection are Kansas City Star, Emporia Gazette, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Topeka Capital-Journal, and Wichita Eagle. Library and Home Use

Newspaper Source  Provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including USA Today, and The Washington Post. Also contains selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including, The Chicago Tribune, and The Kansas City Star. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc. Library and home use