Literature & Books

Downloadable and Online viewable e-books: The Cloud, Overdrive and Freading

The Cloud
Downloadable e-book service for most popular devices and computers (Kindle, nook, Android, Apple, Windows, etc.). The Cloud offers patrons thousands of popular new release titles and classics. This service includes both e-book and e-audio books for checkout.


Downloadable e-book service offering over 20,000 e-books from a number of different publishers. E-books are always available with no wait for checkout.
Not Compatible with most standard Amazon Kindle devices (except Kindle Fire).


Gale Virtual Reference Library
The reference books in this online collection are available to be viewed 24x7 on any computer with an internet connection. Reference books are included in the following subject areas: History, Environment, Biographies, Cultures around the World, Religion, Law, Literature, Science and more.

Novelist is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Novelist K-8
Read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.


Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library - anywhere, anytime. All you need is a library card.
Contains a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques.  See handout here.

Open Library
Open Library is a catalog of books with the goal of creating a page for every book ever published. Currently Open Library offers access to over 1 million free classic e-books.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg provides free downloads of books that are not covered by copyright. Typically these books where published before the 1920s. Books can be downloaded, shared, and kept forever.

Book List Online (Book Reviews)
“More than 130,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers- from the trusted experts at the American Library Association.