Digital Book eLending

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.

eBooks (books read on screen)

Cloud Library (previously 3M) - bestsellers, larger publishers. Instructions
enki Enki Library - great variety, includes self-published. Instructions
freading Freading - no holds, large collection. Instructions
 TBX-icon  Total Boox - no holds, checkouts do not expire, mobile app only. Instructions

eAudiobooks (books listened to)

RBdigital (previously OneClickdigital) - has separate registration; fiction & popular nonfiction. Instructions

Youth Materials

  These only contain books for youth, no adult materials.  
BookFlix BookFlix - storybooks with a nonfiction ebook. Instructions
Britannica E-STAX - nonfiction ebooks (PreK-grade 9), unlimited access. Instructions
Recommended Free Sites
Project Gutenberg - ebooks in the public domain.  Look here if you want a classic.  Read in browser or download to device.
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
RBdigital 1-21 days (choose at checkout) Yes, if no holds Yes Yes 10 at a time
cloudLibrary 14 days No 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)
Total Boox Checkouts do not expire n/a No (all titles always available) n/a No limit
Britannica E-STAX Always available; no restrictions on school use        
Scholastic BookFlix Always available; no curriculum use by or within schools