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Books online  --

Our eBook and Digital Audiobook Catalog - Allows you to borrow and download eBooks or digital audio and video at no charge.  Requires a library card from a participating Ohio Library.  Allows users to review titles.  Items "return themselves" so there are no overdue charges.

Internet Archives -- The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages. Books online - Includes reference, biography, quotes, dictionaries, and even fiction (not recent copyrights)

Bibliomania - Includes more than 2000 texts ; fiction and nonfiction.

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project - Collection of illustrated antique books.  Those that are Free to read are under the Library Link.

The EServer - both a directory and a non-profit publisher of e-books

Google Books - (A part of Google Play) Includes both free and books to be purchased.  Requires a Google account login.  Allows you to read online or download to your computer or e-book reader. (Over 3 million books)  Allows users to review titles.

Project Gutenberg over 46,000 free online books, most published pre-1923 or out of copyright. Project in operation for over 30 years.  Searchable by Author or Title words. Now includes both Human read and computer generated audio books.
Project Gutenburg Mobile Site


 Thousands of out of copyright books, poems and short stories to be read online. - a search engine for e-books and online book previews


Books for children --

AR BookFinder US  -- Lists the AR Level and AR points and Word Count for their catalog of books.  Allows you to make and print lists of books that you find.

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books - selected reviews of children's books from their journal.

Caldecott Medal books -(Listed 1938- Present) the Caldecott medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American children's picture book each year.

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project - Collection of illustrated antique books.  Those that are Free to read are under the Library Link.

Children's Picture Book Database -keyword searchable descriptions of over 5000 children's  picture books for Preschool - grade 3.

Children's Storybooks Online

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners (1970-Present) Awarded to people of African descent who's books especially well represent the "American Dream." Award is in Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & His Widow.

Newbery Medal Winners -Medal awarded annually to an Author of American Children's Literature. Has list of medal winners from 1922- present.

Book Stores Online Marketplace for books Barnes and Noble
Alibris -used & new,  from a worldwide network Powell's Books, New, Used & Out of Print


Book Store Shopping Agents -- Searches over 30 Book and Audio Sources -Over 40 million new, used, rare, and out of print books Excerpts, reviews & a membership database. Yahoo! Shopping searches online bookstores for price comparison, merchant ratings, and figures estimated shipping for many stores from your zip code.


The History of Books


Digitized Images of the Gutenberg Bible
Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls

Printing: Renaissance and Reformation -Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections, U. of South Carolina
Timeline of the Development of Books


Illuminated Manuscripts --

Browse images of manuscripts at the Bodleian Library at Oxford - approximately 1000 images arranged by period

Early Manuscripts at Oxford University

Explore Art --Details from Illuminated Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum


Out Of Print Books --

Advanced Book Exchange - thousands of used, secondhand, rare books from 8400 out-of-print booksellers worldwide.

Antiquarian Booksellers Association -- search for books, bookstores and book fairs

Library of Congress Catalog -- Bibliographic records for more than 18 million books, 2.5 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.5 million maps, and 54 million manuscripts.

(Barnes & Nobel and Amazon also contain sections that allow searching for out of print books and Ebay and other online auctions have sections on books.)




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