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E-books and E-book Collections: Ebooks on the Web

A guide to e-books in the library collection

E-books on the Web

See descriptions and links from the Library of Congress  to E-book collections on the Web, including:

  • Internet Archive --  Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books. The archive contains over 5 million texts.


  •  Project Gutenberg - - Free access to over 46,000 books whose copyrights have expired.  Download or read online.


  •  HathiTrust -- A collaborative effort to bring together and preserve for the long term the digitized assets of research libraries.