Top 10 Awesome, Free Online Library Resources

Written by admin at 05:39:am on 1st May, 2010

A library is understood as collection of sources, resources, and services, and the structure in which it is contained for the purpose of reading. It is maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual.  In simple language it is referred to as collection of Books. However, virtual libraries happen to be different from physical libraries and some of them are mentioned here.

  1. Free Books: There are many books in the public domain available here to be accessed freely as well as some other books specified under certain conditions. Apart from the info about copy right laws of various countries has been provided over here.
  2. Questia: It is the World’s largest online library of Books that provides twenty four hour access to the world’s largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences including magazines and newspaper articles. Apart form library, Questia also offers a range of search, note-taking and writing tools.
  3. Online Books Page:  This is a website that provides access to books which are provided for easy reading over internet.  The primary objective of this website is to encourage development of those types of online books for the benefit and edification of all people. The prominent part of this site includes index of thousand of online books freely readable of the internet, etc.
  4. Read Easily: This is an online library that provides opportunity to everyone to read and learn something over the course of life. This digital library is designed and prepare in such a manner that it provides an adaptive reading experience. For the use of blind and visually impaired every book has been formatted into HTML code avoiding proprietary formats that are not friendly with Text to Speech Software.
  5. The Free Library:  It is a collection of freely offered, full text versions of classic literary work as collected from hundreds of celebrated authors, biographies, images and famous quotations and that has been linked on to the site for the purpose of reading and learning.
  6. Bibliomania: It provides free online literature including 2000 classic texts. Its collection of books includes Literature Book Notes, Author Biographies, Book Summaries and Reference Books. Whereas in literature at Bibliomania one can have books on classic fiction, drama, poetry, short stories and contemporary articles and interviews.
  7. The Electronic Text Center: It is also known by the name of “Etext” as it serves university communities teaching and research needs in the areas of humanities and text coding for over fifteen years.
  8. Digital Book Index: It provides links to more than 148,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 120,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free, and others are priced on a very modest cost.
  9. eBooksread:. It offers nearly 250,000 free e-books! You can either download the books in either in PDF format or in plain text. They work on any e-book reader.  You can also read them on your computer. The books are available in the public domain. Here you would have a good number of older titles too.
  10. Classic Reader: At this free online library you can have thousands of free classic books and short stories for the purpose of online reading by authors ranging from Andy Adams to Emile Zola. Here book are divided into categories of fiction, non fiction, young readers, poetry, short stories, drama and classical.
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