Getting Started With Digital Resources


Do you prefer checking out books, audiobooks, or other materials in a digital format? With just your library card you have access to a widerange of resources. Below we outline what some of the options are and how to get started. If you have questions, be sure to ask either in person, over the phone, or by sending us an email at linwoodlib@linwoodlibrary.org.

Sunflower eLibrary/Overdrive

Libby App Overdrive

The Sunflower eLibrary is one quick resource for readers. With your library card you are able to check out 5 items at a time and place up to 7 holds on other items. eBooks and audiobooks may be checked out for up to 14 days. Your account will initially be set to a 7 day check out, but you may increase it to 14 days in your account settings.

eLibrary items are automatically deleted from your account at the end of the lending period. However, you can return an item early so that you can check out more items.

To sign in to your account you'll need your library card number as well as the password associated with your library account. Overdrive calls this your PIN. If you're not sure what your password is, we can reset it for you.

The Libby app can be downloaded onto your phone or tablet for a streamlined process. OverDrive suggests new library users download and use the Libby app. Libby is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10.

For complete instructions on how to use the Sunflower eLibrary with your device, check out the HELP section for a guide.


Hoopla

Hoopla Digital

Hoopla is another digital resource that has more than just eBooks. They have popular music titles, movies, television programs, and comic books in addition to eBooks or audiobooks.

You need your library card to access items, but Hoopla also requires you to register an account with them.

You can check out up to eight items per month using your card. There are different check out periods depending on the item you request:

Music: 7 days

Audiobooks: 21 days

eBooks & Comics: 21 days

Movies & TV: 3 days


Flipster

Flipster Magazines

Flipster is a great resource for digital magazines, and there are many titles available for free using your library card.

To access Flipster magazines, click on the Flipster logo on the Digital Media page. This will take you to your account login page where you will need to first sign into your library account before accessing all the available magazines. Once you are logged in, you will see lists and photos of magazines you can read like People, HGTV, Wired, Prevention, Food Network, and more.

If you've never used your online account before or are not sure what your account login information is, ask us, and we can show you how to do it.


Lynda.com

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

With your library card, you will have access to the lynda.com and Video2Brain video library of more than 6,300, engaging, top-quality courses and more than 267,000 video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.

Lynda.com will ask for your library card number and PIN. The library card number is actually your account username, so if your Next library account is set up with a username that is different than your card number, use that. The PIN is your library account password. If you're not sure what your password is, we can reset it for you.


RB Digital Audiobooks

RB Digital Audiobooks

RB Digital is being discontinued as of Dec. 2nd. All licensed audiobooks are moving over to the cloudLibrary platform, which is still accessible with your state library card.

RB Digital audiobooks are available through the Kansas State Library. You will need to get a State Library card from us at the library before you can access the RB Digital audiobooks. We can easily provide you with a State Library card if you already have a regular library card with us.

Once you have the State Library card, you will need to register an account with RB Digital. In order to do this you must first visit the State Library page and login. Then you click the RB Digital registation link, and it will direct you to registration. You must first login to your State Library account before you can register. Once you have registered an account you will be able to go directly to RB Digital and check out a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction digital audiobooks.


cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary

The cloudLibrary is an option for a wide variety of ebooks and digital audiobooks from the Kansas State Library. You'll find titles from larger publishers and many popular, larger-name authors.

You will need to get a State Library card from us at the library before you can access the cloudLibrary service. We can easily provide you with a State Library card if you already have a regular library card with us.

You will need to download the app, and then you'll be able to get started with downloading your favorite ebooks.


Freading eBooks

Freading eBooks

Freading is an eBook service available through the Kansas State Library.

You are allowed to check out 5 items per week, and each loan is for a 2 week period. You can renew your book for another 2 week period by visiting the book display again and downloading it.

You will need to get a State Library card from us at the library before you can access the Freading service. We can easily provide you with a State Library card if you already have a regular library card with us.

You will need to download the Freading app for your device. To use the app you will also have to have an Adobe ID. Learn more about how to use the Freading service.


Other Digital Resources

Kansas State Library

The State Library offers other options for digital resources. Some of these are non-fiction, more specialized, or carry self-published works.

You will need to get a State Library card from us at the library before you can access these services. We can easily provide you with a State Library card if you already have a regular library card with us.

Some of the options available include:

Enki Library

Total Boox

Britannica E-stax

Bookflix: Bookflix is a digital storybook service from Scholastic

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