RBdigital Listen Online

For a version of these instructions that includes screenshots, click here to access our RBdigital NicheAcademy tutorial.

 Getting Started

  • 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"
      • Use the GENRE drop-down box to pick the category of book you'd like to browse
      • Use the AVAILABILITY drop-down box and choose Available to limit your search to books that are currently available.
    • Click search. Every book in your genre with copies currently available will be listed in your results.  You can start looking through books now, or click on the box labeled Relevance to change how the results are sorted. To have the newest books show up first in your search, change this to Date Added.
  2. When you have found a book you're interested in, click the cover. The book's details are shown.  
  3. Click the red CHECKOUT button to check out the audiobook. If your browser asks to download a file, click Cancel.
  4. Alternatively, if all copies of an audiobook are currently in use, the CHECKOUT button will be replaced by a black HOLD button. Clicking this will put you in line to check out this book once the users in front of you in line have checked it out. 

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. Go to https://statelibraryofks.rbdigital.com and log in using the user name and password that you chose, if you have not done so 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. Near the bottom of the black area with the book's cover are, click the green PLAY NOW button.
  5. This will open a new window in your browser where the book will begin to play. 
    • The next chapter/section will begin playing automatically after a slight pause.
    • Click the II button found on the right hand side of the progress bar to pause the audiobook.
    • As the streaming file loads, more of the progress bar will turn bright red. Clicking anywhere within this bright red area will advance the audio to that location in the chapter.
    • The online player does not save your place in the book, so remember to write down or otherwise record the chapter and location within the chapter where you've stopped before exiting the website..

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.