RBdigital Listen Online

Getting Started - Register

  • Go to Library eCard Login above (or http://kslc.org) and sign in with your Kansas Library eCard.
  • Choose the RBdigital Audiobooks Registration registration link from the Digital Book eLending section.
  • This opens the RBdigital registration form, and you've proved you are a Kansas resident. 
    • Username: pick something easy to type and remember, do not use spaces.
    • Password: minimum of 7 characters, use letters and numbers.
    • Zip code: please provide a 5-digit zip for statistical purposes.
  • Click the registration button once, and wait the screen refreshes.

Check Out a Book

You will always use the RBdigital website ( https://statelibraryofks.rbdigital.com ) to checkout & listen to books. We recommend bookmarking it in your browser and allowing the site to remember your login.

  1. Search or browse for a book. Here's our favorite way to get something right now, but you can search/browse any way you like: 
    • Click the magnifying glass (search) in the upper right corner of the site. 
    • Choose "Advanced search"
      • Genre - Pick a subject (mystery, romance, history)
      • Availability - Select "Available."
    • Click search. Every book with available copies in your genre will show.  You can start looking through books now, or click  on "Sort by" and switch that to Date Added.  This puts the newest purchased books in your search first.
  2. When you have found a book, click the cover.  The book's details are shown.  
  3. Use the Checkout button (if all copies are in use, the button is Hold).  If your browser asks to download a file, click Cancel.  

Listen to a Book

If you've just now checked out a book and it is still on your screen, you can skip to #4.  

  1. Login to the website with your username & password, if you have not already.
  2. Click on the menu button (3 lines, upper left) & select Checked Out
  3. Click the cover of the book you want to read.
  4. Below the black area with the book's cover art, select "Chapters."
  5. This brings up a list of all chapters of the book, click the first track to start the book playing. 
    • The next chapter/section will begin playing automatically after a slight pause
    • The arrow with line at the start of the red progress bar is "Pause."
    • Online player does not save your place in the book, keep track of where you left off.

Managing Your Books/Account

Books check out for 21 days. The Checked Out and Holds lists each have 10 spaces per person. If you are searching for books and the checkout/hold button cannot be used, check your account to see if the spaces are all full. 

Menu button (3 lines) on the website has these sections: 

  • Checked Out - other than listening to your book, you will also" 
    • Return books early - Click the X on the upper right corner of your book.
    • Renew books - Click renew to get another 21 days. If someone else was waiting on the book, you may not renew.
  • Wishlist - while browsing for books, anything you click "Wishlist" for is saved here. Use it to save books that you do not want to forget, but do not want to checkout or place a hold on at the time.
  • Holds - view your current holds to see what place you are in line, or remove any you no longer want. When it is your turn for a hold, it is checked out automatically and the system will email you.
  • History - books you've checked out in the past.
  • My Profile- update your email, password, etc. 

Need help? Contact the State Library help desk ( audiobooks@ks.gov ) or call during business hours.