Ereaders: Try Before You Buy

Some of the newest ereaders and tablets are ready for you to explore at your Library!

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library has a new and improved ereader display where you can test some of the newest ereaders and tablets.

The ereader display is located in the Reference Room towards the back of the Library. Staff are nearby to help answer your questions or give you a demonstration on the devices.

You can use any of these devices, and more, to check out ebooks from the Library!

New and popular ebooks and digital audiobooks are available for your smart phone or ereader right now, free from your Library, using our OverDrive ebook service.

Go here for more information about getting ebooks from the Library.

Devices to try include:
  • Amazon Kindle Fire™
  • Amazon Kindle Keyboard
  • Barnes & Noble Nook Color™
  • Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet™
  • Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch™
  • iPad
  • Sony eReader

Current studies show that most people actually use their cellphones to read ebooks! What device do you use to read ebooks?

Jeff Tate is the Digital Branch Librarian. He can help with your ebook and digital audiobook questions and ereader, smart phones, iPads, or other gadget issues, In addition, he can assist with general research questions, library database assistance, and almost anything else you find on our Digital Branch. He also trains, markets, and develops content for the Library's website, ebooks, databases, social media, and other online services. Besides his MLS, he has degrees in American History and American Studies.

  • Erin

    I would love to do a similar book display at my library (we are just now getting ereaders for checkout) and I was wondering if you would be willing to share your timeline. Such a great idea!