The way you download ebooks and digital audiobooks from the library will soon change. At 11pm Dec. 5, you will no longer be able to access the OverDrive service, the source for downloadable books for Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library cardholders.
For years, our library has been part of an ebook consortium through the State Library of Kansas, which has decided not to renew with OverDrive after the State Library was unable to negotiate favorable terms. (Learn more about the reasons why at kslib.info.)
The books previously available for checkout through OverDrive will no longer be accessible. The e-titles you have on hold and on your wish list will go away, as will titles you are currently reading or listening to. Make sure to jot those must-read titles down.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will make sure you can still check out ebooks in the future. We are pursuing options to replace the State Library’s OverDrive Service, so you can get back to reading free books on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device.
Look for announcements about new ebook services for you on this website in the coming weeks. If you have a question right now, ask a librarian at one of our desks, or use our Ask a Librarian Service. Call 785-580-4555 or start an online chat by clicking on the Ask Now button on the Home page of this website.