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. 
  • More details: Instructions & Devices page lets you select a device, and see everything you can use, including devices like ChromeBooks (which do not use apps, but have other options).
How do I get started? 
Needed: a Kansas Library eCard.  This is a 6-digit card that is used for all statewide online library access.  It is separate from your local public library card, but you can get one at any public, school, or academic library in Kansas.
Don't have a Kansas Library eCard yet?  Kids eBooks do not require a card for most users, or you can use free classic books via Project Gutenberg (ebooks) or LibriVox (audiobooks).
Visit the Instructions & Devices page OR here's quick start 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. Log in with your Kansas Library eCard directly at the Freading website.  
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.
Total BooX eBooks (mobile only):
1. Download the reader app.
2. Log in to the app with your Kansas Library eCard.
3. Browse, check out, and read ebooks directly in app.
Kids eBooks & Digital StoryBooks:
Britannica E-STAX, Tumblebooks, and BookFlix do not require software or apps.  They work directly in a web browser.  Just visit the links for each to access.

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 All books are always available for checkout.  Lots of variety in both fiction and non-fiction, there are even graphic novels.  Smaller publishers, but the catalog has over 50,000 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 (about 40,000 books) holds are uncommon or the list will be short.
  • Total BooX (mobile only).  All books are always available to checkout, and the checkouts do not expire from the app, so this is a great resource for people that do not have the time to read a book in a certain amount of days (the others above have timed checkouts) or like to refer back to a book on an ongoing basis.  Wide variety of fiction and non-fiction. Non-fiction selection now includes books from O'Reilly Media (computer books) and Elsevier (science and technology).