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Zinio E-Magazine Collection

Zinio 

Over 200 e-magazines at your fingertips!

Get digital access to over 200 magazines—for free!—with your library card. Read in your web browser or install the Zinio app on your computer or mobile device. A valid e-mail account is required to set up your account. Available title list and getting started. Step-by-step instructions.


OneClick Digital E-Audiobook Collection

One Click Digital OneClick Digital features an easy-to-use website and platform, making download and transfer to portable devices even easier! Plus, all audio content is now iPod compatible. A valid library card is required for use.


Kentucky Libraries Unbound Digital Media

Kentucky Libraries Unbound
powered by OverDrive
Quick Start Guide
Download audio books, e-books, video, and music to your PC, Mac®, or one of many mobile devices.You can check out up to 10 items at a time with your library card and PIN. Certain software downloads are required for use (OverDrive® Media Console™ for audiobooks, music, and video;  Adobe® Digital Editions for e-books).



Gale Virtual Reference Library

  Search for electronic reference materials. Perform a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category (biography, business, literature, science, etc.). You may search within the book or navigate using the index of table of contents. Some materials inlcude MP3 audio files and translation tools.
A valid library card is required
for remote access.



Free Full-Text Books Online

General

Ebook and Texts Archive (Internet Archive)

Electronic Text Center - Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, letters, newspaper, manuscripts, and illustrations from 1500 to present. Search by author's last name or browse by area of interest.

Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature - Directory of online collections of classic and contemporary works. Grouped by language.

Feedbooks - "Universal e-reading platform compatible with all mobile devices where you can download thousand of free e-books, publish and share your own content, and create customized newspapers from RSS feeds and widgets." Search by title, author, subject, or recommended.

Finding Free E-books (Christine's Blog) - Blog with regular updates and links to websites legally distributing free e-books. You can search tag archives by book genre or e-book format.

Internet Public Library Newspapers & Magazines - Books, magazines and journals, and online newspapers from around the world.

Kentucky Libraries Unbound E-book Collection - In Adobe PDF, Adobe EPUB, and Mobipocket formats. Requires Adobe® Digital Editions and a valid library card and PIN for check out.

Many Books - Downloadable e-books in popular formats.

Online Books Page

Project Gutenberg - E-books in a variety of downloadable formats.

SurLaLune E-books Index - Includes fairy tale and folktale anthologies, critical texts, poetry, and fiction. Indexed by subject matter and region of origin.

Suvudu Free Book Library - E-books of first installments of popular science fiction and fantasy series. Available formats include Kindle, Sony Reader, Scribd.com, and Stanza on iPhone.

World Digital Libraries


Children

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project - Picture books; some include audio.

Electronic Texts for Young Readers (Electronic Text Center)

International Children's Digital Library


The Classics

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts - Searchable collection of English and American literature and Western philosopy.

Bartleby.com - Literature, reference, and poetry.

Great Literature Classics

Nineteenth Century in Print - Digital collection of over 1,500 books and 23 periodicals from the 19th century. Hosted by the Library of Congress American Memory project.

Perseus Project - Digital library for the humanities.

Project Gutenberg - E-books in a variety of downloadable formats.

Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875 - Nearly 3,000 volumes of 19th century American fiction.


Individual Titles

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow - Access multiple file formats of this YA techno-thriller for free on the author's website. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license. Selected in Book Picks Fall 2008 (see page 4).

Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link - Most of the stories form Link's second fantasy story collection. DRM-free download with Creative Commons license.

Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link - Award-winning collection of strange and quirky stories, coloring contemporary fiction fiction with a fairy-tale vibe. Creative Commons license with multiple formats/conversions. DRM-free.



Free Audiobooks Online

LibriVox - Catalog main page.

LibriVox Poetry Selections

OneClick Digital - Download audio books to your computer or hand-held device. A valid library card is required for use.

OverDrive iPod®-compatible Audibooks - Via Kentucly Libraries Unbound. Requires valid library card and PIN for check out. You must also download OverDrive® Media Console™. Approximately 1,000 titles, including new releases. Patrons using other devices should check the MP3 Audiobooks and WMA Audiobooks.

Project Gutenberg Audio Collection



Videos

Expanded Books - Book interviews, trailers, and more.

OverDrive Video - Via Kentucly Libraries Unbound. Requires valid library card and PIN for check out. You must also download OverDrive® Media Console™.



Free Music Online

Amazon.com Free MP3 Songs

OverDrive Music -  Via Kentucly Libraries Unbound. Selection includes ballet, blues & jazz, choral, classical, folk, orchestral, rock, and world music. Requires valid library card and PIN for check out. You must also download OverDrive® Media Console™.

Red Ferret Journal - Links to over one million free and legal music tracks for download. Plus the lo-down on the pros and cons of using various free music sites.

Wikipedia Soundlist - List of public domain works available on Wikipedia; mostly classical music selections.

 

last updated 7/20/11