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E-books

Everything you need to know to use the e-books in our collections, including OverDrive or free e-books on the Web.

Free eBook Collections

Google Books

About Google Books

Search
Book Search works just like web search. Try a search on Google Books or on Google.com. When Google finds a book with content that contains a match for your search terms, they'll link to it in your search results.

Browse books online
If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given Google permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy. Learn more about the different views.
Learn more -- fast
Google has created reference pages for every book so you can quickly find all kinds of relevant information: book reviews, web references, maps and more. See an example.
Buy the book ... or borrow it from the library
If you find a book you like, click on the "Buy this book" and "Borrow this book" links to see where you can buy or borrow it.
Where do the books come from?
Currently, Google is connecting readers with books in two ways: the Partner Program and the Library Project.