Books Online

Books Online:

Ohio Digital Library - Allows you to borrow and download eBooks or digital audio and video at no charge. This requires a library card from a participating Ohio Library. With this service 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 webpages.

Bartleby - This site includes reference, biography, quotes, dictionaries, and even fiction (not recent copyrights).

Bibliomania - This website includes more than 2000 texts; fiction and nonfiction.

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project - This includes a collection of illustrated antique books. Those that are free to read are under the Library Link.

Google Books - (A part of Google Play) includes free books, and books to be purchased. This requires a Google account, and it allows you to read online or download to your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Google Books includes over 3 million titles.


Books for Children:

Accelerated Reader BookFinder - Accelerated Reader (AR) BookFinder lists the AR Level and AR Points and Word Count for their catalog of books. This site allows you to make and print lists of books that you find.

Caldecott Medal Books - The Caldecott Medal (listed 1938 - Present) is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American children;s picture book each year.

Children's Picture Book Database - This site offers keyword searchable descriptions of over 5000 children's picture books for Preschool through Grade 3.

Children's Storybooks Online - This site offers illustrated children's stories for kids of all ages.

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners - (1970 - Present) This is awarded to people of African decent who's books represent the "American Dream" especially well. The award is in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Widow.

Newberry Medal Winners - These medals are award annually to an Author of American Children's Literature. This website has a list of medal winner from 1922 - Present.


Book Stores Online:


Barnes and Noble



Powell's Books


Book Store Shopping Agents: - Search over 30 books and audio sources - Over 40 million new, used, rare and out of print books - Excerpts, reviews, and a membership database

Yahoo Shopping - Search online bookstore for price comparison, merchant ratings, and figure estimated shipping for many stores from your zip code


The History of Books:

Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls

Printing Renaissance and Reformation

Timeline of the Development of Books


Illuminated Manuscripts:

Bodleian Library at Oxford - Browse approximately 100 images of manuscripts arranged by period

Early Manuscripts at Oxford University - This site provides access to over 80 early manuscripts now in institutions associated with the University of Oxford

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


Out of Print Books:

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

Antiquarian Booksellers Association - Search for books, bookstores, and book fairs. Includes information about book collecting and you can find out how much your books are worth.

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