Q: How do I get a Kansas State Library ecard and what are the benefits of having one?

Come into any library branch and show an ID and we can provide you a Kansas State Library ecard number. For more information, go to: https://kslib.info/

There are some databases available through the Kansas State Library which are not available through Johnson County Library. Some of them are listed below:

General Research

Britannica – Academic: A great resource for geographic research!

·         Can search for images/videos/websites/primary sources—not just articles and books

·         Includes a World Atlas/can compare countries

·         You can save research

·         Includes current events

eBook Collection (old NetLibrary account, new books no longer being added)

·         Books of various levels/fiction/non-fiction

Digital Book Access Links

Britannica E-STAX - nonfiction youth ebooks

·         Can search for books, and details about books are given, such as reading (grade) level, but can’t narrow search by those parameters

Digital Book eLending for setup details for Cloud Library, Enki, Freading, and Total Boox.

·         Cloud library—log in with KS Library cardLots of categories to narrow searches! Can read in browser if you don’t have a device to download the app onto. Takes a little bit to load each page…but not unbearable.

·         Enki-can log in with KS Library card info and checkout books/ you can read online or download

·         Total Boox—have to use app to download books/can make shelves of books

·         Total Boox offers a new model for reading, with no holds, no expirations, no limitations, no fines. Download as many ebooks as you want from our catalog of 50,000 ebooks, and keep them as long as you want. You never have to return them, and they never disappear from your device.

History & Genealogy

History Reference Center

·         Kid-friendly search page

·         US History/World History

·         Citation Help

KS Genweb

·         Can search by county

·         Digital court search

·         Links to other things like the museum and Historical Society


Gale Health Reference Collection

·         Electronic reference about several specific health topics

Senior Health

·         Information for caregivers as well as seniors

·         End of life care

·         Spanish

·         Print materials available

American Indian Health

·         Tribal Preparedness for Emergencies and Disasters

·         Health issues by age group (children/elder)

·         Environmental Health

·         People & Traditions

·         Healthcare Access

World Health Organization: Mental Health

·         A variety of mental health topics

·         Videos

·         Handouts

·         Lots of information, but not appropriate for someone seeking immediate help—probably more useful for people researching

Stats & Government

SAGE Stats

·         Statistics

·         Wide variety of topics-death rate, income, religion, etc.

SAGE Knowledge

·         Limited number of books from a few different disciplines

KS Government Information Online Library

·         Documents from Kansas government agencies


Explora Kids

·         Link to articles about topics—only a few people/topics per letter are featured, but you can search for others

Explora Tech & Community College

·         More options than Middle and High School

Librarian & Educator Resources

Teacher Resource

·         Lesson Plans

·         Student Tools

·         Curriculum Standards

·         Valuable Sites for Teachers



Last Updated: Feb 07, 2018     Views: 52
Answered By: Johnson County Reference