eBooks & Media

Columbia Library's Electronic Resources

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Free electronic resources online:

Audible (Amazon): Listen to hundreds of free children’s audiobooks online.

Hathi Trust Digital Library: Access more than 17 million of digitized items preserved by academic and research libraries from around the world.

International Children’s Digital Library: Read from a collection of 4600 plus books in 59 languages. Start your search by clicking ‘Read Books’.

Internet Archive: a library of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts, and academic books based on a wide range of interests. Includes archives of old radio shows too.

Junior Library Guild Digital: Free eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students. Readers get unlimited access to read books online from any device.

LibriVox: Thousands of free public domain audio-books for all ages.

ManyBooks: Free library of 50,000 plus eBooks consisting of literary classics from the Project Gutenburg archives and works of many self-published authors.

Project Gutenberg: A library of over 60,000 free eBooks of the world’s greatest literature published before 1924 and/or the U.S. copyright has expired.

ProPlay: Read play scripts, which have received professional productions available free-of-charge on the Web, to encourage their further production.

Questia: Over 5,000 public domain, classic and rare books from some of literature’s greatest authors, including Frederick Douglass, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare and more!

Standard eBooks: A collection of high quality, carefully formatted, accessible, open source, and free public domain eBooks.

Unite for Literacy: Free digital access to more than 400 children’s picture books that are narrated in more than 40 languages.

 

2,500 NEW JUVENILE AND YOUNG ADULT TITLES IN CLOUD LIBRARY! THANKS TO THE ILLINOIS HEARTLAND LIBRARY SYSTEM!