The State Library of Kansas is in the process of transition. Soon its contract will expire with the e-content provider OverDrive. It’s new service for downloadable audiobooks is called OneClick Digital.
If you are a cardholder with the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, you can use your card to access the new service here or by clicking on “Find Stuff” on the Home page, then the “OneClick Digital Audiobooks” link. Customers must enter their library card number and create an account with a username and password that you will use to access digital audiobooks here on out.
Initially, cardholders will see a limited number of popular titles, but more audiobooks will be added in the coming weeks. Customers can check out an audiobook for up to 21 days. Right now, the media manager for OneClick Digital is not compatible with Android or Apple products. However, using the manual transfer system, customers should be able to get the audiobook files onto those devices.
There have been some reported problems with integration with iTunes and various other issues with OneClick Digital Media Manager. Until it is out of beta, customers can expect various glitches and issues. If customers experience issues using OneClick Digital Media Manager, try using the manual transfer system which has proven more stable.
On Dec. 5, we will lose access to the State Library’s Overdrive system. The State is working to replace Overdrive’s ebook service with 3M Cloud Library. At this time, we do not have an exact date for the launch other than in “early December.” The library is currently pursuing its own Overdrive ebook service and plans on launching it in mid-December. Stay informed of the latest by checking back on www.tscpl.org or ask a librarian.