Digital Book eLending

The State Library of Kansas works with Kansas libraries to provide digital library books for all residents, which includes downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Most require a Kansas Library eCard for use.

First Time User?

Please see our new user page for brief notes, or the Instructions & Devices page if you want to know which services work with your device.

Recently Added in cloudLibrary

The State Library of Kansas has scheduled an update to the redesigned version of the cloudLibrary iOS and Android app to take place on February 4, 2019. Click here to learn more about the changes.

eBooks (books read on screen)

cloudLibrary (previously 3M) - bestsellers, larger publishers. Instructions
enki Enki Library - great variety, includes self-published. Instructions
Freading icon Freading - no holds, large collection. Instructions
 TBX-icon  Total Boox - no holds, checkouts do not expire, mobile app only. Instructions

eAudiobooks (books listened to)

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RBdigital - REQUIRES SEPARATE REGISTRATION; fiction & popular nonfiction. Instructions

Youth Materials

  These only contain books for youth, no adult materials.  
BookFlix BookFlix - storybooks with a nonfiction ebook. Instructions
Britannica E-STAX - nonfiction ebooks (PreK-grade 9), unlimited access. Instructions
Recommended Free Sites
Project Gutenberg - ebooks in the public domain.  Look here if you want a classic.  Read in browser or download to device.
librivox  LibriVox - audio version of books in the public domain, read by volunteer narrators.  Listen in browser or download.
unite for literacy Unite for Literacy - picture ebooks with audio, audio can be played in several languages.

Lending Limits and Periods

Service Loan period Renewals Holds Early Return Max # of checkouts
RBdigital 1-21 days (choose at checkout) Yes, if no holds Yes Yes 10 at a time
cloudLibrary 14 days No Yes Yes 5 at a time
Enki Library 21 days No Yes Yes 10 at a time
Freading 14 days,  No No (all titles always available) n/a 5 per week (unused checkouts roll over for 4 weeks)
Total Boox Checkouts do not expire n/a No (all titles always available) n/a No limit
Britannica E-STAX Always available; no restrictions on school use        
Scholastic BookFlix Always available; no curriculum use by or within schools