Check Out & Download a Book
This is how you will check out a book every single time. These instructions assume you have already set up the free software or mobile app as described on the previous page.
From the top of any State Library page, click "Library eCard Login" and sign in with your Kansas Library Card.
Freading is at the top of the Digital Books column - click the Freading website access link.
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."
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.
When you have found something you like, click on the cover. This shows the book's details page.
Click the "download" button below the book's cover art.
When prompted, choose to "Open" the book (or confirm its download into the mobile app). Regardless of what you are using, your browser should see that the installed Adobe Digital Editions software or Freading mobile app as compatible with the ebook file and want to use it.
Your software or mobile 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:
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:
On computer - subcategories is a list across the bottom of the screen that you can scroll through.
On mobile device - subcategories is a button above the first covers of a book.
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.
Access the Freading website.
Click My Downloads. This shows your entire reading history.
Click the title of the book you want to check out again.
You will now be on the book's details page. Use the download button for the book.