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There are many digital resources that are available  using your State Library card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!   To apply for a State Library Card contact your local library to receive one.  The State Library of Kansas works with Kansas libraries to provide digital resources for all residents.  Listed below favorite sites.

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 If you forget your Kansas Library Card Number you can have it emailed to you.
What’s my number?


I have a Kindle/Ipad. How can I get free ebooks?
Ask any librarian for a Kansas Library Card.
(different from your library card with us)
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Find the section called “Digital Books Access.”
Here you can find information on free digital ebooks and audiobooks.
Click on the link under Digital Books Access that says “Digital Books eLending Services.”
Select one of the ebook or audiobook services and follow the instructions to download any software or apps to start reading on your device. Each device is different, so find the instructions that match yours.

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.
First Time User? 
Please see this new user page for getting started notes or go to the Tutorials page.

Already a User?
  • Want to learn more about using a service? See Tutorials.
  • Need to set up the software on a new device? Find links under Software & Apps.
  • Having a problem? Choose Help Notes for common issues.

Links to System Sites:

3m   Anything you check out on this site will be available to use in your software / app the next time you open it.

freading Link opens the Library eCard page.  Sign in, then click the Freadking access link.

enkiLog in on the site download books into your software/app.

Link opens the Library eCard page.  Sign in, then click the E-STAX access link.  Non-fiction ebooks for Pre-K to Grade School

Recommended Free eBook Sites: 

unite for literacy  Unity For Literacy – Kids picture books with audio available in multiple languages.

project-gutenberg Project Gutenberg
Over 42,000 free ebooks in the public domain. Download books to your mobile device or read online.  Great place to find classics.

Still can’t get it? Come in to your local branch and ask a librarian for help.

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Free  Audiobooks

Simple, fast and available 24/7

No-Software Options

Fully Compatible MP3 Players

Macs are only compatible with iPods.
  • iPods – all standard still compatible with iTunes (some oldest iPods no longer fully recognized by iTunes)
  • Sansa Clip, Clip Zip, and Fuze
  • Phillips Go Gear Vibe
  • Creative Zen Vision M, Vision W, V, V Plus, Mosaic, Mosaic LX, X-Fi, Sleek, Sleek Photo.
  • Sony Walkmans made 2011-mid 2013.

One Click Digital Audiobooks – Log in on the site, check out a book, then open your software/app to use it. Remember, login is the username/password you created during registration, not your card number.

Tumble Books Library – Animated talking picture books.  No login, no software required.  Use directly online.

Book Flix – Link opens the Library eCard page.  Sign in, then click the BookFlix access link.  Animated talking picture books paired with a non-fiction book.  No software required, use directly online.

Information by Kansas State Library Card website.
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Free Movies, Music and Television

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Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by your local library.

Explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.  Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started. The freedom you want is here, now. Sign up today!

Free Research

Available Resources With Kansas Library Card

Auto Repair
Book Resources (NoveList)
Consumer Reports via MasterFileDigital Books
Encyclopedia Brittanica
Genealogy (HeritageQuest)
Health Resources
Learning Express & 
Mango Languages
Small Business Resources



Free Genealogy

 I’m interested in researching my family history.
Where is the best place to go for that?

All of the branches have free access to
when you are inside the branch.


All branches also have a small local genealogy collection that may help you research your family history. However, the bulk of our physical collection of newspapers, birth and death announcements, military service records, ect. are at the Troy Library. The county courthouse is just across the street so it is very convenient to do research in Troy.

Local and Kansas History Links

Harman-Rohde Online Obituaries

Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas
A history of Doniphan County Schools (from a book written in 1893)
William G Cutler’s History of the State of Kansas
[Doniphan County section] 

Doniphan County GenWeb
K. Roger Pyle’s

Doniphan County 1882 Plat book

Brown County Genealogical Society

Atchison County Genealogical Society

Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society

Territorial Kansas on-line

GenWeb Query Board

Kansas Memory

Wichita State University Special Collections

Genealogy Links

LDS Family Search


The USGenWeb Project

Bureau of Land Management

General Land Office Records

Cyndi’s List of genealogical sites on the internet

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

USGS Geographic Names Information System


Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

Inflation Calculator


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