Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas University


Find Ebooks Using Search It

Use Search It, our discovery tool, to uncover electronic books in our electronic subscriptions. Many e-books may be downloaded to your computer or your mobile device. Format and viewing options differ from one publisher to another.

  • First, locate the Search It box in the middle of the libraries' home page.
  • Then, type your keyword into the Search It box and click the Search button.
  • Next, limit your results: at the top of the page, select "Full Text Online."
  • Then on the left hand side of the screen, under Refine My Results / Resource type,  select "Books."
  • e-books on your topic now display. To view an e-book, select the View It link.

Find and Download Leisure Ebooks

Many public libraries have leisure e-books to borrow. Use your library card from a Kansas public library to checkout e-books from

Public domain books, whose copyrights have expired, may be downloaded by the public for free. Sites to download free or to purchase e-books, are

Manhattan Public Library

Visit the Digital Library on the Manhattan Public Library's web site for access to online magazines, children's talking picture books, and streaming audio books. Search their catalog for additional e-books and electronic resources.