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E-Books @ WSU Libraries

This guide describes ebook resources available through WSU Libraries and how to access and download them.

How to Get your Kansas Library eCard

This eCard is available to all Kansas residents and can be obtained at any library in Kansas -- including Wichita State University Libraries. It provides access to digital materials (ebooks/audiobooks, research databases). It is not so much a "card" as it is a login for online materials. Choose one of our two options to get library card:

1. Email us at with your full name (including middle initial), email address and date-of-birth.

2. Go to the Circulation Desk at the Ablah Library to get a Kansas Library eCard. Please bring a photo ID.

You can find more information about these wonderful resources on the Kansas State Library Website!


Adobe ID

When transferring ebooks from your computer to any mobile device, you will need an Adobe ID. Registering for an ID is free and easy. Click here to register.

E-Reader Software

Adobe Digital Editions
To view and manage eBooks downloaded to your computer in either ePub or PDF format. List of Supported Devices   Help Site


Read ebooks in ePub or PDF format that have been transferred from Adobe Digital Editions to an Android device.

Bluefire Reader (Apple)

Download ebooks in ePub or PDF format directly to an Apple device (e.g. iPAD, iPhone).

Bluefire Reader (Android)

Download ebooks in ePub or PDF format directly to an Android device.


Free ebook management application developed by ebook users.

Kindle App

Amazon's app is freely available for most PC and mobile devices.

Nook App

Barnes and Novel's app is freely available for PC, MAC, and most mobile devices.

E-Reader Support

Kansas Library eCard

Digital E-Book and E-Audiobook Lending

The State Library of Kansas works with Kansas libraries to provide digital library books for all residents, which includes downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. eBooks and eAudiobooks are available from multiple platforms. Some of the platforms are listed here (click the platform name to go to the homepage, where you can search the collection). The rest of the platforms can be viewed on the Kansas Library website.

  • CloudLibrary- bestsellers, large publishers. (eBooks and eAudiobooks)
  • Enki Library- great variety, includes self-published. (eBooks)
  • Freading- no holds, large collection. (eBooks)
  • Note: as of 12/2/2020 RB Digital is no longer available through the Kansas State Library. eAudiobooks are only available through CloudLibrary (which has expanded its audiobook collection to include audiobooks previously available through RB Digital). If you have questions or need help accessing the new platform see this tutorial.

If you intend to read these eBooks on a computer or tablet, you might need to download Adobe Digital Editions, free software which allows you to access the eBook file for the limited check-out period (see information about the check-out periods below).  

Lending Limits and Periods

Service Loan Period Renewals Holds Early Return Max # of checkouts
CloudLibrary 14 days Yes, if no holds 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)


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