Digital Book eLending

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The State Library of Kansas works with Kansas libraries to provide digital library books for all residents, which includes downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Most require a Kansas Library eCard for use.

First Time User?

Please see our new user page for brief notes, or the Instructions & Devices page if you want to know which services work with your device.

Recently Added in cloudLibrary

eBooks (books read on screen)


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cloudLibrary (previously 3M) - bestsellers, larger publishers. Instructions
enki Enki Library - great variety, includes self-published. Instructions
Freading icon Freading - no holds, large collection. Instructions

eAudiobooks (books listened to)


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RBdigital - REQUIRES SEPARATE REGISTRATION; fiction & popular nonfiction. Instructions
Looking for multi-use audiobooks?



Youth Materials


  These only contain books for youth, no adult materials.  
BookFlix BookFlix - storybooks with a nonfiction ebook. Instructions
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Britannica E-STAX - nonfiction eBooks (PreK-grade 9), unlimited access. Instructions

Recommended Free Sites


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Project Gutenberg - eBooks in the public domain.  Look here if you want a classic.  Read in browser or download to device.
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Internet Archive - print books converted to eBooks that can be checked out with a free archive.org account.
librivox  LibriVox - audio version of books in the public domain, read by volunteer narrators.  Listen in browser or download.
unite for literacy Unite for Literacy - picture eBooks with audio. Audio can be played in several languages.

Lending Limits and Periods

Service Loan period Renewals Holds Early Return Max # of checkouts
cloudLibrary 14 days Yes, if no holds Yes Yes 5 at a time
Enki Library 21 days No Yes Yes 10 at a time
Freading 14 days,  No No (all titles always available) n/a 5 per week (unused checkouts roll over for 4 weeks)
Britannica E-STAX Always available; no restrictions on school use        
Scholastic BookFlix Always available; no curriculum use by or within schools