March 30, 2017
Resources for E-Content
eReader and Tablet Kit
The E-reader and Tablet Kit is available for 3 week checkouts to SCKLS
member libraries. The kit contains a Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire HD
6, iPad mini, iPad2, Samsung Galaxy S 8.4 tablet,
and a Microsoft Surface 3. If you're interested in checking out the kit,
or if you have questions, contact Stefanie Gostautas,
, 800-234-0529 x. 100.
State Library Resources
- 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. Most require a Kansas Library eCard for use.
- Talking Books - Kansas Talking Books provides
personalized library support and materials in a specialized format to
eligible Kansas residents to ensure that all may read. Any Kansas resident with a visual impairment, physical impairment or reading disability is eligible for Kansas Talking Books.
Handouts for State and Subscription eBook Databases
These handouts can be useful for both patrons and staff. 3MCloud, Enki
and Freading are eBook databases provided by the State Library and can
be used by anyone who has a Kansas State Library Card. OverDrive is a
subscription eBook database used by some libraries in Kansas.
Sources for Free Content
Local Paid Content
Our eBook Reimbursement Grant has allowed us to observe the vendors commonly used by our member libraries. If you are a library considering adding paid eBook content, here are the most popular eBook vendors with their contact information:
- 3M Cloud / Bibliotheca
- Lucille Windsor, Sales Consultant
- Baker & Taylor
- Lois Bacon, Public Library Sales Consultant
- 1-800-775-7930 ext. 1050
- Denise Brage, Regional Sales Manager for Kansas
- Devon Hermenau, Account Executive for Kansas
- 800-653-2726, ext. 2486
- Marilyn Purvis
- 877-899-8550, ext. 46204
- Ed Loera, eBook Specialist
- Jane Hetherington, Account Manager for universities
- Recorded Books
- Steve Wilks
- 800-638-1304, x. 1307
Copyright and Licensing Issues
The license agreements for eContent override copyright permissions.