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Lawrence Public eLibrary (Powered by OverDrive)


 2016_Overdrive_e dot_105x105Attention Kindle, Nook, tablet, and smartphone owners! Looking for eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and movies? With your Lawrence Public Library card, you can now access Kindle content and more via OverDrive. We offer eBooks in Kindle, EPUB, and PDF formats and eAudiobooks in MP3 format. You can also use the Kindle or Nook App on your smart devices.

 Go to the Lawrence Public eLibrary!

How-to Sheets:

Getting started with Lawrence Public Library’s Digital eLibrary – for Kindle

Getting started with Lawrence Public Library’s Digital eLibrary – for other e-readers, tablets, and smartphones



3M CLOUD LIBRARY  (via the State Library)

With a Kansas Library card, you can access ebooks via the State Library of Kansas and the 3M Cloud Library. To get a Kansas Library card, stop by the library and get one at the Information Desk. Please note: The 3M Cloud Library does not currently have Kindle content.

Go to the Cloud Library!




You can also use your Lawrence Public Library card to access ebooks via the Freading Digital Library. All ebooks on Freading are always available.  There are no holds.  Checkouts are limited by assigning the same number of tokens to each library user per week, as the library pays Freading based on how many tokens are used (more on this below).

Go to the Freading Digital Library!

Videos and information on Freading:


TUMBLEBOOKS  (via the State Library)

TumbleBooks logoIn addition to the children’s titles available via the Sunflower, 3M and Freading collections, eBooks for kids are also now available via TumbleBooks and the State Library of Kansas.  These include picture books, read-alongs, and nonfiction titles.  Puzzles and games accompany most of these eBooks, and brief videos supplement many of the nonfiction titles.  No login or software is required; TumbleBooks play directly on your mobile device or internet browser.

Go to TumbleBooks!


For additional information on State Library of Kansas ebook resources please see their page on Digital Book eLending.