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To see a full list of events, please go to our: Events Calendar

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E-Books

You can use your Manhattan Public Library card to checkout e-books from Sunflower E-Library
You will need to have the Overdrive Media Console (Available For: Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows Phone and BlackBerry) to download E-Books to your mobile device
You can also use your PC or Mac to download E-Books to your computer and other supported devices.
Having trouble downloading E-Books or using Sunflower E-Library? Click on the "Tutorials" tab below.

Resources for Free E-Books

Project Gutenberg
Download books in the public domain (out of copyright). Browse by popularity, genre and subject. Can transfer to or directly use on a portable device

ManyBooks
Searches free E-Books from around the web. Converts the free books to more formats than they would previously have been available.

Perseus Digital Library
Large digital library of primary source works in history, science and the humanities. Maintained by Tufts University.

Inkmesh
Book search that includes a browse by subject alongside promotional free E-Books from companies including Baen (science fiction).

The Open Library
A project of the Internet Archive, it has a collection of over 1,000,000 free E-Books!

Google E-Books
Download free or pay books here. Also available on iTunes and Android Marketplace.

Audiobooks

You can use your Manhattan Public Library card to checkout audiobooks and music from Sunflower E-Library
You will need to have the Overdrive Media Console (Available For: Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows Phone and BlackBerry) to download audiobooks and music to your mobile device
You can also use your PC or Mac to download audiobooks to your computer and other supported devices.
Having trouble downloading audiobooks or using Sunflower E-Library? Click on the "Tutorials" tab below.

OneClickDigital

OneClickDigital
You can also use your Manhattan Public Library card to check out audiobooks from OneClickDigital.
OneClickDigital User Tutorial
OneClickDigital Tutorial Videos

Resources for Free Audiobooks

LibriVox
Extensive collection of free audio books read by volunteer narrators.

Spoken Alexandria Project
Great narration of books and other works in the public domain.

Project Gutenberg Audiobooks
Project Gutenberg makes audiobooks available for some of the same great literature they offer in e-book form.

Thought Audio
Thought Audio is a producer and provider of free audiobooks featuring classic titles across a variety of genres, that are read by professional narrators.

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Get a Library Card?

A library card allows you to borrow materials, use public computers, and access online resources. To get a card, complete a registration form and apply for a library card at the Circulation Desk. In addition to a completed registration form you need to bring:

  • Photo identification (driver's license, passport, student I.D.)
  • Proof of your current address (recently postmarked mail, checks, rent receipt, etc.)

A parent or legal guardian must sign the registration sheet for children under 18 years of age. A parent's identification may be used for minors. A parent or legal guardian has legal responsibility for his or her child's use of the library. Always bring your card when you come to the library. If you don't have your card with you, you may check out one time by supplying identification. See all applicable Loan Periods and Checkout Limits for library card users. Lost or Stolen Cards Notify the library immediately if your card is lost or stolen. Borrowers are responsible for the items checked out on their cards until the library has been notified. There is a $1.00 replacement fee for lost, damaged or stolen cards. Service Area: Anyone may get a free library card. People who live outside of the library's service area may apply for a card but will have limited borrowing privileges. The library's service area includes the following counties: Chase, Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee, and Washington.

Find my Pin?

Your PIN is by default the last 4 digits of the telephone number you used when setting up your library card. If you have forgotten your PIN, you may recover it by going to the following website: Forgot Your PIN? You may also change your PIN at anytime by logging into your account and then selecting "Change Logon" in your Patron Account.

Renew an Item?

Most library materials may be renewed at the circulation desk, by telephone or by using the library's online catalog.
Most items can be renewed twice if they are not reserved for another person. Check out our Borrowing Policies page for more information.

Request or Reserve an Item?

If you can't find the item or information you are looking for, please ask library staff for help. If an item is checked out, you may reserve it and have the item held for you when it is returned. You may reserve items using the library's online catalog. When the item is available you will be notified by email or mail. Adult Services staff at the Information Desk can help you reserve an item if you have questions. Call us at 785-776-4741

Get Items From Another Library?

If the materials you request are not available at the Manhattan Public Library, you can check out our InterLibrary Loan service. Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service offered by Manhattan Public Library (MPL) to its cardholders. If you need materials, either print or audiovisual, that MPL does not own, we will try to borrow them for you from another library. Please check out the InterLibrary Loan page for more information on how you can make a ILL self-request.

Suggest a Library Purchase?

Suggest a Library Purchase

Reserve a Meeting Room?

To request or reserve one of the meeting rooms available for the public at Manhattan Public Library online, you must have a current library card. To reserve a meeting room without a library card, you must call the Administrative Office during business hours at 785-776-4741 ext. 120. All groups using meeting rooms must agree to follow the Meeting Room Policy. You can request a meeting room and view the Meeting Room Policy online at: http://www.eoly.ru/index.php/meeting-rooms-how-to-use

Find Out About Storytimes?

To find out more information about storytimes go to our Storytimes page.
To get an idea of what a storytime is like, view our Youtube Channel.

Use Free Wireless Service?

You must have a valid library card or request a guest wireless pass at the Circulation Desk to use the l ibrary's wireless network. Wireless access is a privilege offered by the library under the Internet and Computer Use Policy. This policy states the terms of access and your responsibilities for using access through the library. For further information on Wireless Access, please visit the Wireless FAQs.

Find Out About Programs/Events?

To view all of our upcoming programs and events, please visit the Events Calendar.

Use Online Resources?

Visit the Research page.

Download E-Books and Audiobooks?

You can use your Manhattan Public Library Card to checkout E-Books, Audiobooks and More from Sunflower E-Library.

Contact a Librarian?

Visit the Ask a Librarian page.

Support My Library?

You may support your library by donating used books, volunteering, donating to the library or by joining the Friends of the Manhattan Public Library.

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