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Leisure Reading

Leisure Reading List

The Leisure Reading Collection contains books that can be checked out primarily for entertainment, whether you are looking for something to take along on vacation or simply for a break from course readings.

Our collection reflects a wide variety of reading interests, designed to meet the various tastes of our students, staff, faculty, and community. The focus of the collection is fiction best-sellers and popular fiction genres, such as mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, adventure, historical fiction and young adult literature. The collection also includes non-fiction best-selling books--in such areas as history, business and money management, self-improvement, politics, social affairs, and biography.

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. 

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 times always available) N/A 5 per week (unused checkouts roll over for 4 weeks

 

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