Chromebook

Please note that Chromebooks are still a bit limited. Google has been working on a way to use Android apps on a Chromebook (which would allow use of all our digital book systems). As of fall 2016 we understand the Play Store (OS update to 37.0) is now available on a few models of Chromebook and will become available to more devices through the end of 2016 and early 2017.  See Google's current list of devices that will get this feature.

Services available:
 What is it?
RBdigital
- Devices with OS 37.0 & newer
Devices with an older OS
Audiobooks - books you listen to.  Mostly fiction & some popular nonfiction.  Some devices now have access to the Android app, older uses a listen-online feature.
cloudLibrary
- Devices with OS 37.0 & newer
Devices with an older OS
eBooks - mostly fiction, some popular nonfiction. Some devices now have access to the Android app; older uses a read-online feature.
Enki Library
- Devices with OS 37.0 & newer
Devices with an older OS
eBooks - wide variety of fiction & nonfiction which also includes independent publishers & self-published books. 
Freading  eBooks - wide variety of fiction & nonfiction, very large selection. No holds. Set up the Freading reader app, then use the website to checkout/download the books into the reader. Due to the absence of an online reader, Freading can only be used on Chromebooks with OS 37.0 & newer.
Britannica E-STAX
  Kids' nonfiction eBooks - no specific checkout, use as many books as you would like. Read in your browser or install the software to be able to use the books offline.
BookFlix         Digital storybooks - No checkout, use as many books as you like. Books are viewed in browser so no apps or downloads of files.


Suggested Free Services


As your device has fewer use options, please remember these:


  • Project Gutenberg (eBooks) - this has an online reader, but you would be able to download the EPUB file into a free EPUB reader from your Chrome app store.
  • LibriVox (audiobooks) - can listen online, or attempt to add the mp3s into the Music app.
  • Unite for Literacy (kids picture eBooks with audio) - these work in browser and do not download.

Contact Us

  1. audiobooks@ks.gov

    800-432-3919