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Cloud Library (e-books)

Please contact the State Library if you have any questions or would like assistance with setup or learning to use a system.  With your permission, we can even connect to your computer and help directly.

Needed: a Kansas Library eCard

  1. a 6-digit card that is used for all statewide online library access. Password for an eCard is your birthdate in MMDDYYYY format.  It is separate from your local library card number.
  2. get a Kansas Library eCard at any public, school, or academic library in Kansas.
  3. Don’t have one yet? Kids eBooks do not require a card for most users, or you can use free classic books via Project Gutenberg (ebooks) or LibriVox (audiobooks)

Which services will work on my device or computer? 

The most common app / software versions are below with brief notes. The Instructions & Devices page lets you select a device and see everything you can use for that device (including no-software options, like for ChromeBooks). 

Quick Start Notes with Software & Apps

Visit the Instructions & Devices page if you need expanded instructions or information for other devices.

Need Help With RB Digital

What is it?

Our only audiobooks service.  Contains mostly fiction, but some popular non-fiction. Books checkout for 21 days, you may have up to 10 at a time.
Register for an account (one time only, proves KS residency to company)

Registration:

  1. Go to Library eCard Login above (or http://kslc.org) and sign in with your Kansas Library eCard.
  2. Choose the RBdigital Audiobooks Registration link from the Digital Book eLending area.
  3. This opens RBdigital’s registration form. 
    • Username: pick something easy to type and remember, do not use spaces.
    • Password: minimum of 7 characters, use letters and numbers.
    • Zip code: please provide a 5-digit zip for statistical purposes.
  4. Click the Register button once, and wait until the screen refreshes and is complete.

Help and Questions

  1. audiobooks@ks.gov

    800-432-3919

For a version of these instructions that includes screenshots, click here to access our RBdigital NicheAcademy tutorial.

Text instructions begin with account registration and software setup, then progress through checking out and using a book.   Not sure which version your computer or device is?  See this page.

Need a Kansas Library E-Card

The State Library has audio books & E-Books you can access from your smart phone or tablet at home.
To find out more, go to https://kslib.info/128/Digital-Book-eLending.
To use these services you will need a Kansas Library E-Card.
If you do not have a card,
Please send your name with middle initial, birthdate, & email address
to ill@mocolib.info.
Have a great day!

The Kansas State Library Card offers much more than audio books and E-Books. To find out more check out the page on our website or our link to the Kansas State Library.

Our Book Club page…

We are changing up our Book Club page. We will be having Book Club Favorites on this page showing favorites from Book Club’s in Morton County!

Favorite #1

This book was loved by all in the Rolla Book Club, we even tried Potato Peel Pie!

The book is written in the epistolary form, which can be either letters, diary, or document format, this one is a series of letters. The interesting thing was it was about a part of WW II none of us knew about. Guernsey Island is part of the United Kingdom but is right off the coast of France and was occupied by the Germans during the war.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferTitle: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel, Author: Mary Ann Shaffer

“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

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Here is a website for Veterans…

We are providing a link to eBenefits, which is a Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense for veterans. You can apply for benefits, manage your information and medical information. Look for the eBenefits logo to your right under Informative Links and click on it to go to their webpage or click on the logo below.

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Our new director, Toni Bressler

Toni aka the boss

Toni Bressler has been named the new director of the Morton County Library. Toni is a hometown girl who has returned to Elkhart after living in Lawrence,KS.  Toni worked as our Children’s Librarian for 14 years prior to moving to Lawrence.  She worked at KU Libraries the last 10 years.  She has a lot of knowledge & enthusiasm that is contagious. We are happy to welcome Toni to her new position.

We will greatly miss Virginia Johnson who has been an outstanding leader for our library for 35 years and we wish her well in her retirement.