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.