Return Library Econtent Early

Help keep ebook hold lists short by returning your econtent early! The ebook and digital audiobook service provided by the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library is incredibly popular and our ebooks are seemingly flying off our virtual shelves. Hold lists and wait times are getting longer and the Library is doing its best to […]

The Challenges of Ebook Selection

As you browse the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s ebook collection, there are a few things to keep in mind. Ebook and digital audiobook purchases work differently than purchases for print versions. Besides cost and other collection development criteria, the Library must also deal with a variety of restrictions placed on ebooks and digital […]

New Ebook Service Is Here!

Take books with you wherever you go, courtesy of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. New and popular ebooks and digital audiobooks are available for your smart phone or ereader right now, free from your library! The library offers ebooks and audiobooks via the OverDrive ebook service. Try it here. For future reference, the […]

Service vs Hospitality

I love to read books about cooking, cooking schools and restaurants.  Comparing the training and best practices for service in libraries and restaurants can be enlightening. Recently, I read, “Beaten, seared and sauced: on becoming a chef at the Culinary Institute of America” by Jonathan Dixon.  He says, “Service is a transaction, hospitality is an […]