This page is a resource for librarians; if you’re a discussion group leader or participant looking to borrow book sets, please contact your local library for assistance.
This page contains a downloadable Excel spreadsheet with sets of books available to book discussion groups served by Kansas libraries. Once downloaded, you can sort and search the spreadsheet as you wish.
Book Discussion Sets Spreadsheet (Last updated March 18, 2020)
For specific information about a library’s policies regarding lending of their sets, click on the library tab in the spreadsheet.
To add information about your library’s book discussion group sets, please use the following forms:
You can also submit information about your sets by sending an email with an attached spreadsheet containing 4 columns:
Please indicate if the spreadsheet is in ADDITION to sets already listed for your library or REPLACES the information we already have.
To remove a set your library no longer owns, or change information about existing sets, please email the State Library of Kansas.
In addition to our physical book discussion sets, some of our eBook and digital audiobook offerings can also be utilized by book discussion groups.
Freading is unique among our eBook offerings because all of the titles available on this platform are available to an unlimited number of patrons at once, meaning there are no holds on any of these titles ever. A State Library eCard is required for access.
While most of the audiobooks available on RBdigital are one copy, one user, meaning that only one patron can have them checked out at a time, the state library maintains several subscriptions that provides patrons access to more than 2,000 audiobook titles with no limit on how many users can have them checked out at once. Click on the subscription titles below to view complete title lists.
Northwest Kansas Library System hosts a large number of TALK (Talk About Literature in Kansas) discussion sets provided by Humanities Kansas. For more information, or to order, please see the following: