We’re getting our feet wet with free eBooks. These are full-text books that can be read online or downloaded to eReaders such as the Kindle and Nook. We offer over 400 titles through our catalog, courtesy of the non-profit Project Gutenberg. We have a Featured List of the titles, and you can also find them by doing a Call Number search for eBook.
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Project Gutenberg has over 30,000 titles, and they are all works that are in the public domain in the United States. You'll find classics such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, as well as more esoteric titles such as Hand Shadows to Be Thrown upon the Wall (1859). There are also titles of Chinese fiction, in Chinese, from the Ming Dynasty! We hope to add more to our catalog as they become available.
These items do not need to be checked out or returned, and there is no limit to how many books you can download. However, since this is a free product from a non-profit organization, technical assistance from the library and from Project Gutenberg is limited. However, you can find information on the How-To Wiki.
Give them a try, and let us know what you think!