Electronic Books

Off-campus users: You will be prompted to log in to the library's proxy server the first time you try to access an eBook Collection.  Once logged in, you will remain logged in until you close your browser. 

eBook Collections

eBooks in these collections are available to SGU students, faculty, and staff only.

Provides access to over 5,000 electronic books in all subject areas. Includes full text access to reference-works, scholarly monographs, literature and fiction.

Full text access to a collection of health-related reference works, with information on cancer, psychology & mental health, and genetics. Includes Magill's Medical Guide.

Full text access to the Encyclopedia of Global Warming.

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Free Online eBook Sites

These websites provide free access to a variety of eBooks.

Baen Books is now making available — for free — a number of its titles in electronic format.  Anyone who wishes can read these titles online — no conditions, no strings attached. Registration required, and several formats are available for download.

Search for books in the collections of several major research libraries. If the book is out of copyright, you’ll be able to view and download the entire book. Recent titles still under copyright have limited availability.

Offers over 38,000 free eBooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.  Most texts are older literary works that are in the public domain in the United States.

Provides free access to eBooks in areas of reference, verse, fiction and non-fiction.

Contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.

Provides access to electronic versions of over 4,000 titles published by the National Academies Press. Download free PDF books covering a range of topics in science, engineering, and health.

Provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare.

Provides an index of over one million online books. Also provides links to some of the major sources and indexes of free online texts.

Provides access to free audio books of works from the public domain. The books are read and recorded by LibriVox volunteers.

A free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audio book) format. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF.

Provides free access to more than 29,000 eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders.

Features free eBooks, mostly classics, that you can read on your computer, smart phone, or Kindle. It includes works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

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