Freading for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch (iOS) 

As of June 2014, Freading ebooks will now only download into the Freading Reader app. 

Install & Set Up the App: 
  1. Open the App Store on your device.  
  2. Search for "Freading."  
  3. Install the free Freading Reader.  
  4. Open the app as for first use - Freading will ask you to login with an Adobe ID.  Adobe IDs are always an email address and a password you were allowed to create.  
    • Already have one?  Enter it now.
    • Do not have one?  Tap the "Create a Free Adobe ID" link OR go to this page to create one.  Return to the app and input your information.  
Check Out & Download a Book
This is how you will check out a book every single time.  Do not use the Get Books button in the app.

  1. On your device, choose "Library eCard Login" from any State Library page or go to and sign in with your Kansas Library Card.
  2. Freading is in the Digital Books column - click the Freading website access link. 
  3. You will now arrive on the Freading website, and your account has been activated.  If a "welcome & setup" box is over the homepage, you may choose "skip every time." 
  4. Search or browse for a book.  Note that the amount of tokens the book will "cost" your account is shown on the corner of each book.  
  5. When you have found something you like, click on the cover.  This shows the book's details page. 
  6. Click the "download" button below the book's cover art.  
  7. When prompted, confirm download of the book into the Freading app. The app will open, and begin downloading the book.  Once download is complete, you may begin using the book.

Search & Browse Tips
The search box (found on most pages) works well.  You can also search by author, title, or category.  Category is good if you just have a topic in mind, and do not want to go through the browse feature.   

Browsing is a good way to find a book on Freading.  The main browsable areas are: 

  • Top Downloads
  • New Arrivals (Freading adds more books at least once a week)
  • Categories - this is subject browse.  Many categories have sub-categories (like Fiction has Mystery, Romance, etc).  Choose a category then subcategories is a button above the first covers of a book.

Use a Book in the App:
  • Open a book: tap the book in the Library section of the app. It will open to fill the screen.
  • Turn a page: tap the right margin to go forward in the book, tap the left margin to go back a page.  
  • Close a book: tap the center of the book page. This pulls up a menu, choose "Library" to return to the list of books.
  • Change Reading Settings: tap the center of the page, and choose "Settings."  Settings has two sections, do not forget to "save" if you have changed something:  
    • General - where you can increase text size, margin size, etc. 
    • Formatting - advanced settings to change line spacing, color of background and text.  
Finished with a Book: 
Remove the book from the app by: 
  • Tapping the round arrow key at the end of the book's line.
  • When the book's details are shown, choose: 
    • Return for Enki books that are not yet expired.  This action even returns the book on your Enki account, so it is released for the next person to use.
    • Delete for all Freading books or Enki books that have passed their checkout date.  

Your Account

  • Books check out for 14 days. 
  • There are no holds or early returns on Freading.  When finished with a book, just delete it from your software or mobile app. 
  • Renewal available - if your book has expired, here is how to check it out again.  You may wish to check your place then delete the old copy of the book before doing this.  Rechecking a book usually does not cost any tokens, though some new books may charge one.  
    1. Access the Freading website. 
    2. Click My Downloads.  This shows your entire reading history. 
    3. Click the title of the book you want to check out again. 
    4. You will now be on the book's details page.  Use the download button for the book.