With your Kansas Library Card

Did you know that you are not limited only to the books you can find at the library? Using your Kansas Library Card (KSLC) you can access thousands of e-Books, audio files, and much more. All for free! Here is a summary of some of what you will have access to.

  • HomeworkKansas – Live tutoring for Kansas students.
  • OverDrive – Digital Audio Books and Digital Music available for you download and listen to on your computer, MP3 Player, or CD.
  • FirstSearch – Access to full-image articles from electronic and full-text journals.
  • Infotrac Web – Access to citations and articles from scholarly, business, and trade journals, and other news sources.
  • NetLibrary eBooks – More that 12,000 eBooks covering a wide array of subjects.
  • ProQuest – Includes Nursing Journals Database, The ABI/Inform suite of Business and Economics resources and Research Library.
  • ¡Informe! – Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
  • Heritage Quest – A genealogy database including 1790-1930 Census data and much more.
  • Literature Resource Center – Author biographies, literary essays, critical essays covering many subjects and much more.
  • Custom Newspapers – Full-text database of over 160 U.S. and foreign newspapers.
  • WorldBook – Includes every article in the 22 volume print edition and more.
*Interpreted from the information for the KSLC on kslc.org.

There may be further explanation to some of these services at a later time.
To obtain access to these services, provided by the State Library of Kansas and KAN-ED, see a librarian and ask for a Kansas Library Card. All you need is to be a resident of the State of Kansas.


One benefit of the new website is the ability for you to place comments on any of the posts or pages you see here. Commenting is quite simple to do. Let’s take an example, let’s say you wonder if “An Ocean Apart” came in on the book van on the 2nd. This is how you would ask this question using the commenting system.

  1. Click on the title of the post you want to comment on. This is the blue text above each entry on the site. For our example, we would be clicking on “Book Van Brings New Books.” If you are wanting to comment on a page, under the “On this site…” section to the left, simply click on it so you are viewing the page.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. This is where you create a new comment.
  3. Fill out the fields and create your comment. Name – you must put in some name. It doesn’t need to be your real name or even relate to you in anyway. Mail – is required, but will remain private. Website – not required, if you have a website that associates with you, you can place it here. If you do place one, you name will appear as a link that links to your website. Comment – can you guess? This is where you place your comment! “Hi, wondered if “An Ocean Apart” came in on the book van?” (Note to administrators and authors – if you are logged in, you will not see the above fields, but only the Comment section. If you wish to post under a different name, you must first logout)
  4. Click the button titled “Submit Comment.” This will publish your comment under the post or page you are viewing. When someone that knows the answer to your comment, they can comment and give you the answer.

Now you know how to comment on this website. We will generally not edit or delete your posts, but we do reserve the right to do so for any reason. That said, bear the following general rules in mind.

  • Respect others
  • Do not impersonate anyone else
  • Do not post profanity or anything that could be deemed inappropriate
  • Keep the comment relevant to the topic you are commenting under

Any questions or problems, please contact the library.

A new website!

As you can see, the library website has a new look.  It was created using the blogging software WordPress which also makes it much easier to update when compared with the old website.  We will try to keep the site current with the happenings around the library.  It is still (and probably always will be) a work in progress so comments or e-mails are welcome.  In the meantime, check out some of the links and pages to the left and right of this post.  Enjoy!

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