First Time User?

If you have any questions or would like assistance with setup or learning to use a system, please contact the State Library.  With your permission, we can even connect to your computer and help directly. 

How do I know which services will work on my device or computer? 
  • Quick glance: the Software & Apps page lists the versions of software available for each. 
  • More details: Device Key allows you to narrow down to your particular device or computer, and then tell you which services will work. 
Great, how do I get started? 
Needed: a Kansas Library eCard

Visit the Tutorials page for self-paced presentations or text instructions by device type, OR here's brief notes:
 
OneClickdigital eAudiobooks
1. Sign in with your Library eCard then click the OneClickdigital Audiobooks Registration link to create your username & password.
2. Download eAudio software/app.  Sign in with the username & password you created.
3. Use the Browse Website link in software, or the Search feature in app to find a book to check out. 
4. Return to your software or main screen of app to listen to your book.
3M Cloud Library eBooks
1. Download reader software/app.
2. Log in to the software/app with your Kansas Library eCard.
3. Browse, check out and read ebooks directly in the app.
 
Freading eBooks:
1. Download the reader software/app.
2. Come back to this page and click the Freading access link above. 
3. Browse for and download a book, open it in your software or mobile app to read.
 
Enki Library eBooks
1. Download the reader software/app.
2. Log in with your Kansas Library eCard directly at the Enki website. 
3. Check out a book and download it into your software or mobile app for use.

Don't have a Kansas Library eCard yet?
Request a card at your local public or school library.   In the meantime, Tumblebooks on the Kids eBooks does not require a card, or you can download free classic books via: 

Project Gutenberg

project-gutenberg
Can you recommend one to start with? 
OneClickdigital is our only audiobooks service (books you listen to).  

For ebooks, we would pick based on the type of books you like: 
  • 3M Cloud Library contains larger publishers, so you'll see bestsellers here.  Mostly fiction, with some popular non-fiction.  This works like your normal library, where if all copies of a book are checked out, you place a hold. 
  • Freading differs in that it has no holds.  All books are always available.  Lots of variety in both fiction and non-fiction, there are even graphic novels.  Smaller publishers, but the catalog has over 40,000 books in it and more are added at least once a week. 
  • Enki includes self-published books in its catalog of small-medium publishers.  It also has a great variety of both fiction and non-fiction.  Cooking, crafts, and DIY have good selection.  Since the catalog is large and it is fairly new, holds are still uncommon. 
Please note that Freading & Enki can use the same free software to download books, so once you've set up for one, all you need to do is learn to check out on the other.