Click HERE for a list of recent fiction and non-fiction works in the Leisure Reading Collection in the Reserve Reading Room of Ablah Library. Sort the resulting records by "Publication Date Descending" to view the most recent books first.
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 listed here. Click the platform name to go to the homepage, where you can search the collection. To access these ebook and eaudiobook platforms, you will need to use a Kansas Library eCard. Instructions for acquiring an eCard are below. For more information go to the Digital Book eLending site at https://kslib.info/128/Digital-Book-eLending.
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|
|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 times always available)||N/A||5 per week (unused checkouts roll over for 4 weeks|
How to Get Your Kansas Library eCard
The 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 the eCard:
1. Email us at email@example.com 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 the Kansas State Library eCard at https://kslib.info/137/About-Library-Cards.