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E-Text Websites

  • Kutztown University Library: Patrons can now download ebrary content to computers and other devices including the iPad, iPhone, Kobo, Nook, and Sony Reader. Download of Adobe Digital Editions (free download) will be requried. Some publishers allow only chapters to be downloaded, and entire books are usually only available to you for 14 days.  Please contact Bob Flatley at 610-683-4168 for questions. 
  • Bookshare: U.S. students can request a free membership online through the new federal funding for student access to Bookshare.org. You will be required to show proof of a disability. Books and periodicals from Bookshare.org contain the full text of the publication (not pre-recorded audio) that can be read with the adaptive technology of the reader's choice. A talking software application is included with membership, providing members with one option for reading the books. 
  • Project Gutenberg: has a collection of over 40,000 free electronic books in the public domain (no longer under copyright). Good source for classic literature and public documents. 
  • Library of Congress
  • The Blind Bookworm: The blind bookworm icon is named Milton, an acronym for the developer's pet project, Media Integrating literature and technology on the net. Milton's purpose is to offer resources for visually impaired readers and digital bookworms. At this site pages include links to accessible audio books, e-text and e-books.
  • Virgina's E-Book Library: Contains approximately 70,000 on and off-line humanities texts in 12 languages and much more
  • Online Books Page: This site is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania and contains thousands of online books freely readable on the internet.
  • Bartleby.com: Provides free access to classical literature, reference works, non-fiction, and verse.
  • The International Electronic Braille Library: Offers downloadable Braille books.
  • American Printing House for the Blind: Provides Braille, large print, and sound recording.
  • Banned Books: A site for links to banned books in e-text.
  • Google Book Search
  • Microsoft Search
  • Most commercial locations have many electronic versions of books available for purchase these can include but are not limited to:

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