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New Student Survival Libguide: Free E-Books

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Free E-Books Online

City College students, faculty, and staff have access to numerous E-Books and other online content from the CCNY Libraries' collection.  There are also many options for FREE E-Books on the internet.  Here are some of the most popular and well-known sites:

 

1.  Google Books- Titles in the public domain or not copyrighted are freely available. Other titles have previews or snippets available http://books.google.com


2.  HaithiTrust Digital Library- A partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future (HaithiTrust titles are available in Quick Search)
http://www.hathitrust.org


3.  Open library- Devoted to free access to public domain (out of copyright) books and to proper cataloging of them, has close to 2,000,000 books available for online viewing http://openlibrary.org


4.  The Digital Public Library of America- Has emerged out of the HathiTrust Digital Library and boasts millions of volumes.  http://dp.la/bookshelf


5. Project Gutenberg- One of the oldest enterprises offering free e-books is Project Gutenberg which has over 40,000 titles of its own and offers a further 100,000 free titles through its affiliates.  http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page


6. Directory of Open Access Books- Opened in 2012 and offers over a thousand peer reviewed academic books for free from close to 40 publishers. http://www.doabooks.org