Links to Literature Online


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.

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,, and Stanza on iPhone.

World Digital Libraries


Children’s Books Online: The Rosetta Project – Picture books; some include audio.

International Children’s Digital Library

The Classics

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts – Searchable collection of English and American literature and Western philosohpy. – 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.


Free Audiobooks Online

LibriVox – Catalog main page.

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

Music & Videos

Hoopla – Hoopla is a streaming video, music, e-book, and audiobook service bringing thousands of movies, TV shows, full music albums, and audiobooks directly to your computer or mobile device—with instant, simultaneous access and NO WAITLISTS or late fines, ever! You can also download titles to your mobile device with the Hoopla Digital app for offline access when you’re on the go. Set up your account now!

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

Free Music Online Free MP3 Songs

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.