Kindle Fire & No Play Store

Freading not currently working consistently for these devices.  Please see this news note for more information.

Install & Set the App: 
  1. Turn on the option to Allow Installation of Apps from Unknown Sources (exact wording will vary). This will usually be under: 
    • Newer Devices: Settings then Apps (or Applications)  
    • Older Devices: Settings then Device
  2. Download the Freading app file from
    • Click here to access the Freading app page (opens in new browser tab).
    • Tap the download button/link on the page. On most devices, this will be a red download link or a gray download bar.
    • Confirm that you want to download the app when prompted (not all devices will ask).
  3. Finalize installing the app!  If your device does not prompt you to install, find the downloaded file, tap it, and follow any prompts your device gives you to install the app.
    • Newer Devices: in your web browser, find the menu button (in upper left or right - 3 vertical lines).  Select Downloads from the menu, and tap the app file (should be the first one).
    • General: your notifications list will have the "download completed" message for the file (may have to swipe from top to see this).  Tap the notification.
  4. Open the app for the first use. 
    • Most devices: from all apps list.
    • Kindle Fire HDX: go into Apps then choose "On Device" at the top of the all apps list (because you downloaded this outside of the Amazon app store).
  5. Give the app an Adobe ID.  Adobe IDs are always an email address and a password you created.
    • Already have one?  Input it now. 
    • Don't have one?  Go to this page to create one.  Return to the app and input your information.
This concludes setup, you are ready to use the app.

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 cover or title.  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, and choose "Library" from the bottom menu.
  • Change Reading Settings: tap the center of the page, and choose Settings.  It has two sections, be sure to save if you changed something.
    • General - increase text size, margin size, etc.
    • Formatting - advanced settings for line spacing, color of background and text.
Finished with a Book: 
Go to the Books list and: 
  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 returns are not necessary on Freading, as all 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. 
    • 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.