Database of the month: Project Gutenberg

What it is:

Project Gutenberg is the oldest digital library with over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

Who it’s for: anyone interested in accessing 60000 free non-copyrighted eBooks

How to access it:

Access: Avondale Libraries Homepage

Choose: Databases

Click on P

Select Project Gutenberg

Special features:

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Project Guttenberg texts can be easily converted into accessible forms for the disabled, and volunteers for LibriVox create free audiobooks of Project Gutenberg works.

Project Gutenberg Australia hosts many texts that are public domain according to Australian copyright law, but still under copyright (or of uncertain status) in the United States, with a focus on Australian writers and books about Australia

Examples of available texts: Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, Great Expectations, Beowulf…Project Gutenberg has them all!

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