Internet Resources - eBooks



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  • 3M Cloud Library
    Browse and check out popular titles from the library, and use the 3M Cloud Library PC Software to transfer e-books to your e-reader. The 3M Cloud Library automatically syncs to all your devices that have the 3M Cloud Library App downloaded to them. You can start reading on your iPad and continue later while waiting some where and reading from your phone - right where you've left off.
    Browse related subjects: Literature
  • enki Library
    The enki Library is a shared open source eBook Network that allows California libraries to own and store eBooks for access by library patrons. eBooks are available in PDF and EPUB formats with your Adobe ID. Content is currently focused on smaller and independent publishers. It includes fiction, biography, health cooking & craft, and more -- see the Advanced Search for a list of included subjects.
    Browse related subjects: Children's Literature, Cooking, Crafts, Education
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Includes e-books on the following topics: General Reference, Education, History, Nation and the World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
    Browse related subjects: Countries, Education, History, Religion, Science, Social Issues
  • hoopla
    hoopla is a digital media service where you can check out movies, television, audiobooks, and music. Items are available for streaming or temporary download on your computer, smart phone or tablet. Thousands of titles are available. Sign up with your email address, then use your library card number and pin to check them out.
    Browse related subjects: Audio Books, Movies, Music, Soundtracks, Television
  • OneClickdigital
    The OneClickdigital collection includes Recorded Books exclusive/subscriptions titles -- over 3200 audiobooks for adults and 1300 for kids, as well as 100 Spanish titles. It also includes distributed titles by major audio publishers, based on patron and library requests. OneClickdigital also has an eBook collection of classical literature and popular titles available with Adobe Digital Editions. The service is PC and Mac compatible as well as is iPod and iPhone compatible. The OneClickdigital mobile app is available via the iTunes App Store. You'll need your library card number and pin to access the service from outside the library.
    Browse related subjects: Audio Books, Literature
  • Overdrive
    The library makes ebooks and downloadable audiobooks available from OverDrive/Northern California Digital Library. The collection contains over 3000 audiobooks and over 2000 ebooks. Items are available for download with the use of Overdrive software. The collection is PC and Mac compatible as well as iPod compatible. You'll need your library card number and pin to access the service from outside the library.
    Browse related subjects: Audio Books, Literature
  • Tumblebook Library
    TumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks--animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. También disponible en Español.
    Browse related subjects: Audio Books, Children's Literature

Recommended Websites

  • Baen Books
    This science fiction and fantasy publisher is making some of its titles available digitally, including some by well-known authors. About 120 titles are currently available, and new ones are being added regularly. These books can be saved to a PC or sent directly to a Kindle.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literature
  • Digital Book Index
    Digital Book Index provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1,800 commercial and noncommercial publishers, worldwide universities, and various private sites, including Gutenberg, NetLibrary, and Google. More than 140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free, although some titles do have a download fee. A device with Internet access is necessary for use; Digital Book Index supports iPad, Kindle, and Nook readers. Loan periods vary depending on the e-book source. Titles and subjects vary widely, from science, history, and law to literature, the arts, and children's books, with some titles going back to the 1600s.
    Browse related subjects: Literature
  • Free-eBooks.net
    Standard memberships are free and offer unlimited access to e-books in HTML format and access to five e-books every month in PDF or TXT formats. Free-eBooks.net is maintained by a group of bibliophiles whose mission is to promote literacy and share their authors' messages with the world. Titles include fiction, nonfiction, business, and lifestyle; all are by lesser-known authors.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literature
  • Google Play
    Google Play offers nearly 3 million free e-books from the public domain. In addition, Google has partnered with publishers and authors to make hundreds of thousands of e-books available for purchase, including new releases and bestsellers, with new titles added every day. Google Books stores a user's library in the digital cloud, so books can be read on just about any device with an Internet connection. Google Books is compatible with Android phones, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, web browsers, and many supported e-readers. (Previously called Google Books.)
    Browse related subjects: Literature
  • Inkmesh
    Inkmesh is an ebook search engine to find free ebooks and compare ebook prices for the Kindle, iPhone, Nook, Sony Reader and more. Each record indicates the devices that are compatible with it. Searching by subject allows for narrowing by free, price, or device.
    Browse related subjects: Literature
  • Munseys
    Munseys offers 20,000 titles in twelve formats. Titles can be found by searching author, title, or tags, and browsing is available in thirty-nine different categories. Tip: when downloading a title, first click "Select One" to choose the desired format, then click "download."
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Literature
  • Open Library
    Open Library, an online site of more than one million books, is part of the Internet Archive. Not all of the titles are available in digital format; some records link to WorldCat, where library holdings of physical copies can be viewed. Also available are e-books for users with an Open Library account, enabling the borrowing of the lendable e-books using laptops, reading devices, or library computers. Account holders can borrow up to five e-books at a time for up to two weeks. The site provides access to all of Project Gutenberg's books, plus hundreds of thousands of others as well. The selection ranges from Little Golden Books to off-the-beaten-track science fiction to textbooks to classics from Rudyard Kipling and Shakespeare. One hundred fifty libraries have donated scans of 85,000 books, which are available for download to patrons of those libraries which donated books.
    Browse related subjects: Literature
  • Project Gutenberg
    Project Gutenberg permits downloading of more than 33,000 free e-books to read on a PC, iPad, Kindle, or other portable device. These e-books are previously published by bona fide publishers and digitized with the help of thousands of volunteers. All e-books can be freely downloaded. No registration is required.
    Browse related subjects: Literature
  • The Online Books Page
    The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. This site provides indexing/ searching and link to sites offering free, online digital content. It indexes more than one million titles, including academic, classics, self-published, and serials. Searches can be done by author, title, subject, and LC call number. Titles must be read online, so an internet connection is necessary. In some cases, individual sources cite a variety of formats and restrictions.
    Browse related subjects: Literature

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