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Top eBook Collections

Books at JSTOR

Books at JSTOR offers thousands of ebooks from renowned scholarly publishers, integrated with journals and primary sources on JSTOR’s easy-to-use platform.

ProQuest Ebook Central (formerly Ebrary)

ProQuest Ebook Central is a collection of thousands of online full text books in a variety of subject areas. It covers academic disciplines including business and economics, computers, technology and engineering, humanities, life and physical science, and social and behavioral sciences.

Springer eBooks

Springer ebooks provide access to thousands of scholarly titles in Science, Technology, Medicine, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Other eBook Collections

ACM Digital Library – Association for Computing Machinery

The ACM Digital Library contains ebooks on topics including cognitive and computer science, informatics, artificial intelligence, and mathematics.


Al Manhal provides Arabic-language ebooks from the Arab world’s leading publishers.

APA Books – American Psychological Association

Offers the most current and comprehensive collection of full-text scholarly and professional books published by the APA.

Bloomsbury Collections

Bloomsbury Collections includes scholarly monographs and edited collections in the humanities and social sciences published by Bloomsbury’s Academic division.

Brill Online Books

Brill publishes ebooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, and International Law & Biology.

Cambridge Core – Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press publishes high-quality academic content that can be accessed through the Cambridge Core platform.

De Gruyter ebooks

De Gruyter is an independent academic publisher offering ebooks in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Law.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection

Find thousands of ebooks on diverse subjects via the EBSCOhost database.

Elgar Online – Edward Elgar Publishing

Edward Elgar Publishing is a leading international academic and professional publisher with a strong focus on the social sciences and legal fields.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) provides access to reference books in a variety of subjects, including education, history, literature, mathematics, and social sciences.

ICE Virtual Library – Institution of Civil Engineers

ICE is a leading provider of authoritative and comprehensive information for professionals and academics in civil engineering and construction world-wide.

IoP eBooks – Institute of Physics

IOP ebooks brings together innovative digital publishing with leading voices in scientific, technical, engineering and medical (STEM) research to create the essential collection of books for a digital world.

Project Muse eBooks

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.

ScienceDirect eBooks – Elsevier

ScienceDirect provides ebooks covering Science and Engineering.

Taylor & Francis eBooks

Taylor & Francis Group publishes books for all levels of academic study and professional development, across a wide range of subjects and disciplines including Humanities, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Law, and the Built Environment as well as Natural Science, Technology and Medicine. They publish Social Science and Humanities books under the Routledge imprint. Science, Technology and Medical books are published by CRC Press and Garland Science.

Wiley Online Library

Wiley Online Library hosts a broad collection of ebooks and online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

Top Public eBook Sites

Brill Open E-Book Collection

Over 200 ebooks in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Humanitarian Law, International Law, and Biology.


The first chapters of over 130 current fiction and non-fiction titles, updated weekly.

De Gruyter Open

Comprising of about 1,000 titles, De Gruyter Open aims to make the most important research findings freely accessible to researchers and the general public.

Digital Book Index

Digital Book Index provides links to more than 116,000 title records from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. About 75,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free, while many others are available at a very modest cost.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books from various publishers.


HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Knowledge Unlatched

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) makes scholarly content freely available to everyone and contributes to the further development of the Open Access (OA) infrastructure. With the support of libraries and institutions worldwide, they transition monographs and journals in a wide variety of disciplines from paywalled to Open Access content.

National Academy Press Reading Room

More than 8,500 titles on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy.

OnLine Books Page

Listing over 2 million free books on the Web courtesy of University of Pennsylvania.

Open Humanities Press

Publisher of open access journals and books in the humanities.

Open Library

Open Library is an accredited California State Library run by the non-profit Internet Archive. They provide access to over 1.7 million scanned versions of books. To create your Open Library digital library card account, click the “sign up” link at the top right corner of the home page.

Project Gutenberg

Over 54,000 free ebooks from Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize, archive, and distribute cultural works. You will find the classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries, and other works that are not protected by copyright.

University of California Press

The eScholarship Editions collection includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction.

Free Audio Books


Search or browse the catalog of hundreds of titles, or volunteer to read/record additional public domain works.

Open Culture Audiobook Podcast Collection

Over 900 fiction and non-fiction audiobooks, as well as links to numerous audiobook podcast sites.

Project Gutenberg Audio Books

Project Gutenberg makes audio eBooks available for some of the same great literature available in plain text. Their listings are divided into two categories: Human-read and computer-generated audio books.

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