E-Books & Digital Borrowing

Newton Public Library provides digital materials to enjoy on your smartphone, tablet, PC or streaming device! Browse and search thousands of e-audiobooks, e-books, streaming videos, and streaming music.

Need a hand getting started with digital borrowing? Please call 316-283-2890, email library@newtonplks.org, or visit the Library. We are eager to help!

Sunflower eLibrary

Newton Public Library is part of Sunflower eLibrary, a consortium of Kansas libraries that share a large collection of digital materials. E-audiobooks and e-books are available once you log in using your Newton Public Library card number and PIN. For most tablet and smartphone users, the easiest way to browse the eLibrary is the Libby app, available free in the Google and iOS app stores.

The Sunflower eLibrary is compatible with Kindle e-ink readers.

Hoopla Digital

Hoopla is another large, diverse collection of e-books and e-audiobooks, plus streaming videos and music! Patrons may borrow up to four items each month with a Newton Public Library card. Unlike the Sunflower eLibrary, all items in the Hoopla catalog are always available; there’s never any waiting for popular items.

A Hoopla app is available for Android and iOS devices. Hoopla videos can be streamed directly to many smart-TV systems, including Roku, Android, Fire TV and Apple TV.

State Library of Kansas

The State Library of Kansas provides digital titles to state residents through Digital Book eLending. Begin with a one-time registration from Digital Book eLending with your Kansas Library Card, available at NPL or any public library.

The State of Kansas also participates in Open Library and Book Flix.

New Digital Magazines: Read your favorite magazines on your digital devices with Flipster.