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Finding eBooks


To find eBooks in our database collection from Ebsco (formerly called NetLibrary),

Select the "eBook Collection" link on our database A - Z page. About eBook Collection (Ebsco)



Other eBook Collections

eBooks list from iCONN

From the Connecticut State Library and your local library in partnership with the Department of Higher Education. This page presents major sources of free, downloadable e-Books.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers free electronic books.

View a list of the top 100 eBooks recently downloaded from Project Gutenberg.


The Encyclopedia of World History and The Harvard Classics are among many free texts offered as well as many classic reference works.


More than 2,000 free classic texts and research works.

Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's plays which can be read either as a continuous text or by individual scenes. Read online in HTML.

Online Books Page

A site from the University of Pennsylvania that lists thousands of free eBooks on the Web.

Oxford Text Archive

From Oxford University. High-quality, electronic texts for research and teaching. A good academic resource. Public domain texts are freely available from the on-line catalog and may be downloaded in a number of different formats. Some texts require the user to obtain the written permission of the original depositor. Ability to search for words and phrases within some texts. Must read agreement and terms of use.

Pennsylvania State University Electronic Classics Site: " The Labyrinth"

The e-books are presented as .PDF files (Adobe's Portable Document Format). Read them with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Established in 1997, the site offers many classical works of literature in English, plus original works published by Penn. State University.

Perseus Project

A great classical digital library site with Greek & Latin texts, commentaries, an atlas, coin images, art, archaeology and more.

Contact your local public library to learn about access to other eBook collections.


Spring 2012, CR