Ebooks & Electronics

Hotspots, Chromebooks, and Ereaders can be checked out!

E-readers for Check-out

  • WPL has 25 Kobo ereaders available for check out.
  • Call for more information or to check one out – 620-221-4470.
  • Each ereader comes in a hard case and with a set of instructions. Included in the instructions is how to change the size of the font and background light to make reading an easy experience.
  • Customers need to have a WPL library card for check out; call to get a library card.
  • Ereaders can be checked out for three weeks.
  • This initiative is made possible through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Ebooks

  • Winfield Library 67156 patrons can download Ebooks, digital audio books, music, and more at  Sunflower eLibrary.
  • Materials can be used on a wide variety of devices, including computers, readers, and phones. All you need is your library card and pin number.
  • You can use your own devices or check out one of WPL’s ereaders (see below).
  • All Kansas residents have access to eBook and downloadable audio books through the Kansas EZ Library. (Limited Kindle access). Requires Kansas Library Card available at your library.
  • Learn more

Hotspots

Thanks to a grant from the American Library Association, personal hotspots are available at WPL to 67156 residents to provide internet access to families and households that lack Wifi services. The hotspots are easy to use and allow users to connect their laptop, tablet, and other Wi-Fi enabled devices to the internet.

  • Hot spots can be checked out for 2 weeks without a renewal.
  • Patrons must be over 18 years old, have a WPL library card and Kansas driver’s license or id, and be in good standing.
  • The replacement cost for a lost or damaged hotspot package is $170.00.
  • Curbside service is not available for hotspots.
  • Patrons borrowing a hotspot will need to sign a borrowing agreement.
  • Hotspots kept beyond their check out time will be disabled.
  • Holds cannot be placed on hotspots.

Chromebooks 

Chromebooks are available for use anywhere on WPL’s campus which includes our back patio and parking lot; they cannot be taken off campus. Chairs are currently unavailable inside WPL so Chromebooks cannot be used inside the building at this time, however, these Chromebooks are perfect for people who need a computer but would rather work on the back patio or in their cars.

  • Chromebooks can be checked out for a maximum of 90 minutes and must be returned 30 minutes before closing. Chromebooks kept beyond that time will be considered stolen.
  • Patrons must be over 18 years old, have a WPL library card and Kansas driver’s license or id, and be in good standing.
  • The replacement cost for a lost or damaged Chromebook package is $358.00.
  • Curbside service is not available for the Chromebooks.
  • Patrons will need to save their files to their personal cloud accounts or personal flash drives as all files will be wiped clean from the Chromebook upon return.
  • Patrons borrowing a Chromebook will need to sign a borrowing agreement and show an ID which will be held at the desk until the Chromebook is returned.
  • This initiative is made possible through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.