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PPL patrons now have two options for browsing and checking out eBooks and audio books, Axis 360 Digital Media and the Kansas EZ Library.

The Magic Wall: Axis 360s Digital Media Library

New eBook service now available exclusively to Pittsburg Public Library patrons.

Over 200 titles now available! Use your Pittsburg Public Library Card and pin number (available from the Circulation desk) to access eBooks from any computer.

The instructions for creating accounts and checking out ebooks are organized by device. Library staff recommends that you use a computer (desktop or laptop) to create your accounts and check out the books. Then, use your ereader or tablet to access and read the books you have checked out.

Please choose the correct instructions for your device (i.e. iPad, Kindle, Android tablet). If you’re just looking for general information, we suggest you try the first set of instructions.

Use these instructions if you have:

An Android tablet, such as a Google Nexus, or any Android device that can access the Google Play Store.

Note: If your Android tablet cannot access the Google Play Store, then it is not compatible with the library's lending service.

A Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, or Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Note: Kindle Fire, Fire HD or Fire HD 8.9 are the ONLY Kindle devices that are compatible with the library’s lending service.

A Nook (Barnes & Noble), Sony Reader, Kobo, or other device that supports EPUBs and PDFs.

Note: Adobe Digital Editions requires you to use a PC to create accounts and check out items. It cannot be done on a device.

Need help? Please call the PPL Computer Lab, during library hours, at (620) 230-5559 and our friendly lab assistants will try to help you over the phone.

You are also welcome to bring in your device and we'll help walk you through the set-up process. 

OneClick digital eAudiobooks

OneClick digital eAudiobooks are now available!

Click here to download an app for your device

Most titles available on this new service are for kids and young adults.
Let us know if you are interested and we will look into adding more adult titles.

If you need assistance, please visit or call the PPL Computer Lab, 620-230-5559.

Zinio Magazine Collection

Zinio eMagazines are now available!

Check out free magazines!

Any registered PPL user can read full-issues of their favorite magazines on most Internet connected devices, such as a computers, e-readers, or via a mobile app. The magazines don’t have to be returned and there is never a late fee. Click here to get started! 

If you need assistance, please visit or call the PPL Computer Lab, 620-230-5559.

Current subscriptions include: Bloomberg Business, Car & Driver, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Family Handyman, Field & Stream, Food Network Magazine, Games, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Ladies Home Journal, Martha Stewart Living, Mental Floss, National Geographic, Newsweek, O: The Oprah Magazine, Organic Gardening, PC World, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Prevention, Reader’s Digest, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Shape, Smithsonian Magazine, Taste of Home, Us Weekly, and Woman’s Day.

Visit your app store to download the free Zinio app to start reading.
Click here for Kindle Fire instructions

igital Book eLending from the State Library of Kansas

The State Library of Kansas has audio books and e-books available in various formats, including CD, MP3 Playaway, and downloadable. Browse, checkout, and download digital audio books and e-books using your Kansas Library Card, available at any PPL service desk.

The Pittsburg Public Library has over 70,000 items in its collections. Materials for children and young adults are located on the first floor of the library, and materials for adults are on the second floor.

Books and Audio Books

Books comprise the majority of the library’s general collection and are offered at many different reading levels in various formats, including some Large Print and Spanish editions. Audio books are available for youth and adults on CD, MP3 and downloadable.

Newspapers and Magazines

The library currently subscribes to a variety of local, regional and national newspapers, as well as over 200 magazines for both youth and adults.

Movies and Music

DVD movies are available for check out at the library. Browse our selection of classics, documentaries and new releases. Just like books, you can place a hold on any DVD that is currently checked out. The library’s ever-expanding music collection includes a wide variety of genres on CD, which are located in the PPL lobby.

Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are a narrative work in which the story is conveyed to the reader using sequential art in either an experimental design or in a traditional comics format. Graphic novels are available for all ages and in all departments of the library including youth, teen and adult. Check out our new graphic novel display in the lobby.

Reference Materials

Reference materials are available for both youth and adults. These include items such as encyclopedias and almanacs, atlases, medical dictionaries, auto repair manuals, legal information, etc. Most of these must be used at the library and cannot be checked out, but older versions of some items do circulate.


Use databases to discover and read articles in newspapers, magazines, and journals. Databases also include auto manuals, encyclopedias, and sample GED and GRE tests. Access these premium websites for free inside the library or from home with a library card.

Kansas Collection

The library’s special collections include a Kansas Collection, which includes books that are either about Kansas or written by a Kansas author. Some materials check out, but many are historic and may only be used at the library. Just ask a librarian for assistance.

Local History Information

A vertical file containing photographs, newspaper clippings, brochures, and maps of the Pittsburg area is located in the Reference department. Microfilm copies of the Morning Sun newspaper (formerly the Pittsburg Headlight) dating back to 1899 and Pittsburg city directories dating back to 1904 are also available. High school and college yearbooks from Pittsburg schools can be found in the Kansas Collection.

Parent/Teacher Resource Collection

This collection is for preschool and home school teachers to use with students, and for parents and caregivers to use with their young children.

Books to Go Kits

Books to Go kits are a fun way to teach or learn about different subjects. Each kit contains a variety books and materials, which may include games, videos, or other fun items related to the subject.


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