Digital Book eLending for Librarians

The State Library has facilitated a cooperative arrangement which allows all libraries and the patrons that they serve to access a collection of digital ebooks and audiobooks. Materials purchased for the shared collection by any Kansas library are available to users throughout the state.

What's available for my patrons?

To learn to use a platform or see what all will work on a particular device, please see Digital Book eLending Instructions & Devices on the patron side of our website.
eBooks (read on screen)
Audiobooks (listen to)
Cloud Library - ebooks from bestsellers and larger publishers.
Cloud Library - ebooks from bestsellers and larger publishers.
Freading - huge collection of ebooks, smaller publishers, all titles are always available.

 Youth-Only Materials

BookFlix has school restrictions but not E-STAX.  More notes here.
Enki - great variety of books, only one that includes self-published titles.  Platform built by librarians. 

BookFlix - video storybook paired with a nonfiction ebook. Some games & parent resources.

Britannica E-STAX - nonfiction ebooks for PreK-high school reading levels. Unlimited use & copies of all books.

Recommended Free Sites


Project Gutenberg
Over 42,000 free ebooks. Download books to your mobile device or read online.  Look here if you need a classic or books out of copyright.
Audio version of classics and other books out of copyright, read by volunteer narrators. Listen online or download.
Unite for Literacy
Picture ebooks with audio, audio is available in multiple languages.