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Statewide Online Services News

Statewide Services covers Online Resources (databases), Digital Book eLending (ebooks, audiobooks, video storybooks) and the Kansas Library eCard. 

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Jan 14

Alert for Android eReaders

Posted on January 14, 2020 at 2:09 PM by Andy Schafer

cloudLibrary for Android version 4.6.26 is getting an upgrade in the coming week. To ensure a seamless eBook reading experience, Android patrons should be sure to update to the latest version.

Patrons using Amazon Fire devices with Fire OS version 5 or higher should upgrade to the new app version found here:

The following devices are not compatible with the latest cloudLibrary Android release and will require a newer device in order to continue enjoying eBooks. Audiobooks will still work on these devices if upgraded to cloudLibrary version 4.6.26:
  • Devices below Android 5.0 (released Dec. 2014)
  • Amazon Fire devices below Fire OS version 5 that use cloudLibrary versions 3.6 to 3.8

Dec 04

State Library of Kansas' Boycott of New Macmillan eBooks

Posted on December 4, 2019 at 3:51 PM by Andy Schafer

As you may have heard or read about, Macmillan Publishers, beginning on November 1st of this year, has placed an embargo on the sale of new eBooks to libraries. The company now limits libraries to the purchase of one copy of each new eBook for the first eight weeks after publication.

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Nov 08

Digital Book Shelves and Freading Library Picks

Posted on November 8, 2019 at 3:49 PM by Andy Schafer

Looking for a book to read or listen to? We curate and maintain themed collections of eBooks and audiobooks on several of our eBook and audiobook platforms.

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