Android with Play Store

Install & Set Up the App: 

  1. Open the Play 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? Go to this page to create one. When you have created your Adobe ID, return to the app and input this information. 

Check Out & Download a Book

This is how you will check out a book every single time.  The Get Books button in the app is not always stable and not recommended at this time.

  1. Go to our Freading site, (you may wish to bookmark this site). 
  2. Tap the black "Login" button on the left side of the page.
    • Library Card = your Kansas Library eCard number.
    • PIN/Password - your birthdate in MMDDYYYY format (example: April 15, 1980 should be entered as 04151980)
  3. You will now logged in 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. When you have found something you like, click on the cover.  This shows the book's details page.
  5. Click the "Download" button below the book's cover art.  
  6. The Freading app will open, and begin downloading the book (some devices may ask you to confirm the action).  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.  Tap the menu key (3 lines, top left) to access these sections: 

  • 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:

  1. Go to the app's Library view.
  2. Tap the small, round arrow key for the book.
  3. When the book's details are shown, choose Delete.  Early return is not necessary on Freading because books have unlimited copies.

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.
  • Checkout limit is 5 per week.
    • A new 5 checkouts are issued to your account every Monday. 
    • Unused checkouts roll over for up to 4 weeks.
    • The library only pays for checkouts you actually use, so you are not wasting anything by not checking out all five books per week.
  • 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. 
    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.