Resource of the Month
December 2007-January 2008

Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting, under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources.  You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" 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.

If you are interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month," check the archive.


OverDrive is a digital download service from the State Library of Kansas which allows you to download free audio books, music and video to your computer.  Once you download the files from OverDrive, you can enjoy digital downloads on your PC, transfer the files to a compatible MP3 device or burn certain titles to CD and listen to them in your car.  Try it today!

Upcoming Workshops

Workshops in room 217
December 11 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday
December 13 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Thursday
January 8 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday
January 24 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Thursday

The workshops are free and although registration is not necessary to attend, it helps assure there are enough handouts.  For more information or to register, contact Mary Walker, Electronic Resources Librarian at or 978-5792. 

How Do I Access OverDrive?

There is a link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources / E-books.  This is open to Kansas residents only and you must have a Kansas State Library Card.  You can pick up your State Library Card at the WSU Librariesí 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.  The loan period is 14 days with a maximum of 10 items being checked out at one time. 

Why Should I Use OverDrive?

With hundreds of premium digital titles, including current best sellers of eBooks, audio books, music and video, OverDrive 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 OverDrive

  • Hundreds of premium digital titles
  • The software is available for use on many devices, such as laptops, Pocket PCs, PDAs, and even Smartphones!
  • Choose from titles in all subjects including fiction, nonfiction, best-sellers, test preparation, children's, and foreign language.
  • Classical music, feature films, movie classics, concert videos, and other popular materials are also available.

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For assistance with OverDrive, contact Wichita State University Libraries' Research Services Desk at 978-3584.

Updated: December 05, 2008     Contact Dept of  Collection Development    Collection Development Home Page