First Time User?

Please contact the State Library if you have any questions or would like assistance with setup or learning to use a system.  With your permission, we can even connect to your computer and help directly.

Needed: a Kansas Library eCard

  • a 6-digit card that is used for all statewide online library access. Password for an eCard is your birthdate in MMDDYYYY format.  It is separate from your local library card number.
  • get a Kansas Library eCard at any public, school, or academic library in Kansas.
  • Don't have one yet? Kids eBooks do not require a card for most users, or you can use free classic books via Project Gutenberg (ebooks) or LibriVox (audiobooks)

Which services will work on my device or computer? 

The most common app / software versions are below with brief notes. The Instructions & Devices page lets you select a device and see everything you can use for that device (including no-software options, like for ChromeBooks). 

Quick Start Notes with Software & Apps

Visit the Instructions & Devices page if you need expanded instructions or information for other devices.


Cloud Library eBooks and Audiobooks

1. Download reader software/app.
2. Log in to the software/app with your Kansas Library eCard information. 
3. Browse, check out and read ebooks directly inside the app.
App Versions: 

Enki Library eBooks

1. Download the app / software, and set it up with an Adobe ID.
2. Visit the Enki website & login with your Kansas Library eCard information.
3. Checkout books, when finished go to My Account. 
4. Click the download button for each book, choosing to open them into your reader app/software.
App Versions:
The Freading iOS and Android app will also work for these books. Alternatives:

Freading eBooks

1. Download the app / software, and set it up with an Adobe ID.
2. Visit the Freading website & login with your Kansas Library eCard information.
3. Find a book. Use the download button, choosing to open the book into your reader app/ software.

Britannica E-STAX Kids eBooks

1. Visit the Britannica E-STAX site. 
2. Choose a book, you have two options:
  • Read Online - opens directly in your internet window, no download or apps needed (most people do this).
  • Download Book - needs the iPublish software. Use this if you need to use the book later when there is no internet connection.
Apps for Download Option:

Can you recommend one to start with? 

cloudLibrary is our service that includes audiobooks (books you listen to).  

For eBooks, here are some notes to help you decide:
  • cloudLibrary contains larger publishers, so you'll see bestsellers here. Nearly all fiction, so don't choose this if you want nonfiction. If all copies of a book are checked out, you place a hold. 
  • Freading All books are always available for checkout.  Lots of variety in both fiction and non-fiction, there are even graphic novels.  Smaller publishers, but the catalog has over 80,000 books in it and more are added at least once a week. 
  • Enki includes self-published books in its catalog of small-medium publishers.  It also has a great variety of both fiction and non-fiction.  Cooking, crafts, and DIY have good selection.  Since the catalog is large (over 60,000 books) holds are uncommon or the list will be short.


BookFlix Digital Storybooks 

Books work online and do not download or require apps. Just visit our BookFlix homepage and watch as many video storybooks as you'd like. Stories are paired with a non-fiction ebook.