Resource of the Month
November 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.

Audio books, music, and more! 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 Audio books, music, and more!, you can enjoy digital downloads on your PC, transfer the files to a compatible portable device or burn certain titles to CD.  

Exciting news!  Now you can use your myWSUid and password instead of the Kansas State Library card to check-out audio books, music, and videos!  Also, the State Library has added digital videos and MP3 files which play on virtually any MP3 player including the iPod® and the Zune®!  Other new features include a "Wish List" and a recommended titles section.  Try it today!

Upcoming Workshops

Audio books, music, and more!
Workshops in room 217
November 13 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thursday
November 19 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday

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!
New Features
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.  You can 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 such as an iPod, or burn to CD.  The loan period for audio books and music is 14 days and for videos it is 7 days, 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 now 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

Related Websites

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


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