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Instructions for accessing e-books through the State Library

Only Commonwealth employees with valid State Library Borrower’s cards may access the e-books. If you do not have a State Library card you may apply for one in person or online. Online Library Card Application

Once you have your State Library card you must create a separate account in our e-book area. You will do this by clicking on Electronic Resources and then pick E-book Collection (Ebsco). You will get a screen that says KLN PAAS. In the left-hand box put in the barcode number on the back of your library card that starts with 90144… and then in the second box your last name. Once you are into the collection look in the upper right where it says “Sign In”. The screen will ask you to create a new account In creating a password the system will not let you proceed unless you password is considered “strong”. This must be at least 10 alphanumeric characters and one of the letters is capitalized. Once you have created an account you will be able to sign in using that ID and password to show what you have “checked out”. 

Screenshot of Sign In to My EBSCOhost 

If you are downloading to a tablet or smartphone it is better to already have the Adobe Digital Collections software on your device. The app can be downloaded through the App store.   

Once you have created an account with MyEBSCOhost you may search for a book you want. You may search by title, author or subject area The books may be read right on any PC or device. To download to another device you need the Adobe Digital Collections software.

Screenshot showing Digital Collections
You may only check out 2 books at one time. They have a choice that you can check them out for either 7 or 28 days. At this time there is not a way to turn the book back before its due date. It has to just expire.

On the left-hand side of the record for the book you have checked out there is a symbol for downloading the book. If you are putting this on a Kindle you will have to connect your device to a regular PC to download.

There is support available through EBSCOhost