E-books & E-audiobooks

Wichita E-Reads

Wichita Public Library offers e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines from OverDrive. Use your web browser to visit the Wichita E-Reads website or download the Libby, by OverDrive app for Apple and Android devices. Browse the collection, check out a title, and start reading today!​

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Checkout Limits

Your Wichita Public Library card allows you to have 8 combined e-books and e-audiobooks checked out at once. You may also have 16 hold requests at a time. You can choose when you borrow an item to have it checked out for 7, 14, or 21 days. Your items may be renewed if no one else has requested them. You can also borrow an unlimited amount of e-magazines.

Purchase Suggestions in Libby

You can use the Libby app or LibbyApp.com to express interest in e-book and e-audiobook titles that are not in the Wichita Public Library's collection.

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Where to Get Help

You can find customized help for OverDrive and Libby on the OverDrive website. You can also contact our staff to make a Book-A-Librarian appointment.

More E-books and E-audiobooks

The State Library of Kansas

The State Library of Kansas provides digital materials to Kansas residents through the following services:

  • cloudLibrary - e-audiobooks and e-books (bestsellers, large publishers)
  • Comics Plus - e-books of comics, graphic novels, and manga (no viewing limits)
  • Enki Library - e-books (great variety, includes self-published titles)
  • Freading - e-books (no holds, large collection)

To access the State Library's e-book and e-audiobook systems, you will need to obtain a Kansas Library eCard. Find more information about how to use these services at the State Library's Digital Book eLending page.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a free online repository of e-books with a focus on titles whose copyright has expired. Project Gutenberg contains more than 60,000 titles.

Kid and Teen-specific E-books and E-audiobooks

The following provide free electronic books specifically for kids and teens:

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