Resource of the Month
July / August 2009

Each month, the WSU Libraries features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight new, interesting, under-used, large,
unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources. You can learn more about the RoM on this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at 978-3584.

To learn more about previous highlighted resources, check the RoM archive.

Audio books, music, and more! is a digital download service from the State Library of Kansas.  Use your myWSUid and password instead of the Kansas State Library card to check-out audio books, music, and digital videos!  Some items are available to burn to CD and MP3 files which play on virtually any MP3 player including the iPod® and the Zune®. Click here or a list of compatible portable devices

New features include:  Select your loan period, Star Ratings, ability to transfer WMA Audio books to Apple® devices, and improved transfer and burn options.

Upcoming Workshops

Audio books, music, and more!
Workshops in room 217
July 9 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Thursday
July 21 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday

The workshops are free and although registration is not necessary to attend, it helps assure there are enough handouts.  If you would like to bring your laptop and MP3 player, you are welcome to do so.  For more information or to register, contact Mary Walker, Electronic Resources Librarian at mary.walker@wichita.edu or 978-5792. 

Handouts Available

Using Audio books, Music, and More!
Quick Reference Guide for Downloading MP3s

How Do I Access Audio books, music and more!?

There is a link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources / E-books.  This is open to Kansas residents only and now you can use your myWSUid to check-out items.  You can also use your Kansas State Library Card.  Pick up your State Library Card at the WSU Libraries’ Circulation desk.  Using the OverDrive software, which is free, you can download digital media to your computer, transfer to a portable device, or burn to CD.  Set the loan period that works best for your schedule, with a maximum of 10 items being checked out at one time. 

Why Should I Use Audio books, music, and more!?

With hundreds of premium digital titles, including current best sellers of eBooks, audio books, music and video, Audio books, music, and more! offers the best selection of digital media.  You can download and enjoy digital titles anytime, anywhere.  Best of all, items are automatically returned, so there's no damage, late fees, or replacement costs!

 Features of Audio books, music, and more!

  • Hundreds of premium digital titles
  • MP3 files are available
  • use your myWSUid and password to borrow items
  • Displays "If you like this title, you'll love these..."
  • Includes a "Wish List" of titles you are interested in
  • Select your loan period
  • Rate the items using the Star Rating system

Related Websites

For assistance with Audio books, music, and more!, contact Wichita State University Libraries' Research Services Desk at 978-3584.


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