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Using eBooks at the Blume Library: Free eBooks

This guide provides step-by-step tips to find and use eBooks, particularly EBSCO eBooks. Includes tips on how to download an eBook to your computer and transfer to an eReader. Also includes links to free eBooks online.

Google Books

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Google Books includes many full text, copyright free books in addition to copyrighted, non-full text materials.  Search the site for a word, author, title, and then select "Free Google eBooks" along the left side to see the full text books.

Government Information

The Blume Library offers access to thousands of online government publications (websites, PDFs, and more) via the Library Catalog.  We also have a great list of guides about accessing government publications, including information on online documents.  

US Federal Depository Program logoThe Government Publishing Office is also beginning to offer true eBook content, in various eReader formats. 

Take advantage of this vast amount of freely available government-produced information!

checkRead about how to access government ebooks here

checkBrowse the list of currently-available titles here

HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust Digital LibraryHathiTrust Digital Library is a partnership of research libraries to provide access to library records and digitized material.  Some of the collections are copyright free and made available for free online via the Catalog Search.  Select "Full View Only" to find full text material.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg logoProject Gutenberg is a volunteer-driven collaborative project that offers free online books. Books are primarily older works that have fallen out of copyright in the United States.  Many titles may be downloaded to eReaders via ePub or Kindle format.  The site also includes some audio recordings.