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Feb 19

Total Boox: Welcome

Posted on February 19, 2016 at 2:57 PM by Lianne Flax

Total Boox is the newest statewide ebook service, and was first available in November. We're doing the welcome message now due to some good recent updates in their system. If interested in our use notes, please see this page.

Total Boox
(pronounced Total Books) ebook service is available to all Kansas residents. If you found other ebook solutions difficult, this one is very easy.

  • Availability: All ebooks are always available for reading.  No holds or wait lists.
  • Simplicity: An ebook is always just a tap away on your mobile device.
  • Unlimited: Downloaded ebooks never expire, checkout as many as you want at a time.

The Total Boox collection is widely varied and constantly growing. You may choose from thousands of quality titles: from mysteries, romances, and science fiction to computers, science, self-help, and business; from quilting, crafts, travel, and cooking to spirituality, biography, memoir, and YA literature.

Have an iPad/iPhone, Android device, or Kindle Fire?

  1. Download the Total Boox app.
  2. Log in to the “Kansas – State Library” account using your Kansas Library eCard information.
  3. Tap “Get Books” to begin browsing!
Don't have a Kansas Library eCard? Get one at any public, school, or academic library in Kansas.

Total Boox Shelves Feature
Since checkouts are unlimited, Total Boox allows you to check out an entire shelf of books in one tap.  You can browse shelves separately in the app, but they'll also turn up in search results.  A few examples:

dobbs Michael Dobbs Shelf - House of Cards has become a popular Netflix series.  Dobbs is a British politician-turned-author.  Checkout all his books available at once with a featured author shelf.
 software Software Engineering Toolkit - Professional computer books put together by the editors.  This set just scratches the surface of the quality technology titles available.  Everything from learning to use your Windows 8 tablet to coding with Python.
baby New Parent? The Total Boox editors have two shelves they’ve been building. Baby on the Way (getting through pregnancy) and For the New Mom (baby names to early parenthood).
carolyn Carolyn Brown Shelf - Popular for her western-themed romances.  Give her a try if you like Linda Lael Miller and Diana Palmer.
 Interested in hearing about more great titles available from Total Boox? The company invites you to:
  • Sign up for their newsletter! Just login once on the Total Boox website, which will ask for your email.
  • Follow Total Boox Director of Content Mirela Roncevic on Facebook.  She is the head of the staff members working on editor’s picks, featured authors, shelves by topic, and related projects. 
Questions about Total Boox or any other Kansas Digital Book eLending service? Contact the State Library of Kansas Help Desk:

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