Sunflower eLibrary

What is the Sunflower eLibrary?

Sunflower eLibrary went live Nov 2, 2011, with 10 libraries. Today there are 182 public libraries/System libraries in the consortium.  In 2022, the NCKLS Executive Committee authorized a Digital Resources Grant allowing all libraries in taxing counties to offer this digital library of ebooks and audiobooks to their patrons.  The Sunflower eLibrary saves money and expands local library collections in our region.  Libraries in the consortium buy titles serving local users first, then share with the rest of the state.  This allows users access to thousands of additional titles, far beyond what most libraries can physically keep.

Statistics to support the impact of this resource:

  • 4.5 million checkouts from 159 libraries
  • 85,085 unique users since inception
  • 1.384 million holds since inception

What’s in the current collection?

  • 63,759 Titles and 81,260 copies of eBooks
  • 9,155 Titles and 16,650 copies of Audiobooks
  • 72,914 titles and 97,910 copies in collection

The digital materials available in the Sunflower eLibrary include newly published materials and bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction.  It includes a great collection of adult, youth and children’s titles – something for all ages!

Participating  libraries: 

Abilene Public Library 
Axtell Public Library
Blue Rapids Public Library
Burnley Memorial Library
Burns Public Library 
Chapman Public Library 
Clay Center Carnegie Library
Clifton Public Library 
Council Grove Public Library 
Dwight Public Library 
Elmendaro Township Library 
Enterprise Public Library 
Florence Public Library 
Frankfort City Library 
Goessel City Library
Hanover Public Library 
Herington Public Library 
Hillsboro Public Library
Hope Community Library
Leonardville City Library 
Manhattan Public Library 
Marion City Library 
Marysville Public Library 
North Lyon County Library Dist # 1
Peabody Township Library
Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Reginal Library 
Riley City Library
Solomon Public Library 
Wakefield Public Library
Wamego Public Library
Washington Public Library
White City Public Library 
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