e/audio books

E-books and audiobooks can be great alternatives to visiting the library for a print book. Two advantages: they save space in your bag, and they automatically check themselves in when due– no more public library fines!

Our local and public libraries have partnered to provide you with THOUSANDS of FREE e/audiobooks. All you need is a free public library card to get started! This guide provides resources for e-cards that Johnson County residents can get in the following library systems:

Johnson County/Olathe Public Libraries

Johnson County and Olathe Public Libraries provide e-books and audiobooks through a new program/app called Libby. The library is starting this new system on May 27, 2022. Learn more here. You can learn more about using Libby here with Libby Help Guides.

JoCo/Olathe Public Library E-card and e-resource Overview
Video demo: Libby e-book app on a PC web browser
Video demo: Libby e-book app on an ipad/iphone

Kansas City Public Library (KCPL)

Register for an e-card here: https://kcmo.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/ecard/search/registration/$N?pc=SYMWS

When your new account/card number is displayed take a screenshot— or write it down!

KCPL Guide to EBooks

KCPL Guide to Audiobooks

Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL)

Register for an e-card here: https://apps.mymcpl.org/custom/online_registration/

When your new account/card number is displayed take a screenshot— or write it down!

After registering you will need to check your email for an email that contains a link to activate your account.

Once you select that link you will login to your account. Your account number is your card number, and your PIN number defaults to your registered birthday DD/MM/YYYY

Borrowing ebooks and audiobooks on your devices will require the FREE Libby App

Download the Libby App to your device

When setting up the app select “Midcontinent” as your library

Then enter your library account number

You can now browse, checkout, and download e/audiobooks in the app!

State Library of Kansas

CloudLibrary is the State Library of Kansas’ subscription to thousands of free e-books. This system requires a separate, free State Library card. See me, Ms. Mac, in the library and I can get you one in about 2 minutes!

CloudLibrary– e-book homepage with device-specific directions