Q: How do I get help?
A: For general Kan-ed information you can contact Chrisy Madden with Kan-ed at
Q: Who can create an account on the Empowered Desktop?
A: Any Kan-ed member can create an account on the Empowered Desktop by contacting customer support at Learning Station. The LearningStation team will assist you in getting all users authorized for access.
Q: How do I access the Educational and Research Databases?
A: You can either use a Kansas Library Card or by accessing the databases through an Internet connection from the Kan-ed member institution (IP Access) or through the Empowered Desktop by Kan-ed.
Q: Who is eligible to receive a Kansas Library Card?
A: Kansas Library card is available to Kansas residents only.
Q: Where can I get a Kansas Library Card?
A: To acquire a Kansas Library Card, residents of Kansas apply in person at a participating public library. Students’ grades K-12 can apply at their school media centers. The card is issued with a unique personal identification number (PIN) on it. With that PIN and their date of birth, the cardholder can access Infotrac, FirstSearch, Discoverer Deluxe, and netLibrary electronic books from any computer anywhere with Internet access and a Web browser Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer (both must be version 5.5 or better). The Kansas Library Card is intended for remote access to electronic resources, it is not connected to books or other physical materials in any way. The link to the Kansas Library Card FAQ area is http://www.kslc.org/faq.jsp.