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Lots of classic books are downloadable for free on the Internet.

Beyond the book printed on paper pages, you may want to try electronically delivered books. These may be audiobooks or e-books (the text is on a computer, not paper). These have become increasingly popular because the electronic reading machines have become easier to use and more titles are available. The new tablets, like the iPad or Galaxy, also provide features like internet searching, cameras, and email access. These multi-use devices are great when you are traveling.

While Solvay Public Library may not have the resources to provide all electronic sources, here is what we do have:
> books-on-CD that you can borrow
> Playaways (pre-loaded MP3 players with one audiobook on it) that you can borrow
>Tumblebooks – children’s picture books that you read Online

Some websites that provide eBooks for free:
Project Gutenberg – great for classics

Online Books Page, a collection collected by University of Pennsylvania.

Digital Book Index – has children’s books and lots of nonfiction and reference.

Google Books – lots of classics, but also magazines and children’s books. They also have books to buy, so scroll down and you will see the list of freebies.

Literacy Coalition
  • FREE BOOKS FOR KIDS! Sign up for FREE picture books for pre-school aged children through the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County. FREE BOOKS FOR KIDS! Sign up for FREE picture books for pre-school aged children through the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County.
Library Academy
  • Encyclopedias, Databases & Directories Available for free to OCPL cardholders.
  • Learning Express Practise tests, resume tips, computer tutorials, e-books
  • Lynda.com Free online learning site to help you pursue your personal and professional goals. A library of over 3,000 courses that includes over 130,00 videos on topics related to business, web development, Micrsoft Office and more.
  • More Education Links Compiled by librarians from OCPL.
  • Video Lectures College classes on video…for free!! Variety of topics.
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