eBooks & Audiobooks

All our eBooks can be read online through your browser, no software required! Some eBooks can be downloaded to devices for offline reading.


eBook Collections

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  • EBSCO eBooks-- Looking for academic titles for your research? Look no further than the EBSCO eBook Collection which features thousands of scholarly books, excellent for your research or your reading pleasure. Come browse by category or check out the Featured eBooks. Optionally, these books can be downloaded for offline reading to your desktop or portable device. Help Guide

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  • Credo Reference -- Hundreds of scholarly eBooks to read online in a large number of subjects including Art, Business, Food & Beverage, General Reference, Geography, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology.
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  • Salem Press Full Text eBooks in Health Science, Literature, Applied Science, Earth Science, Physical Sciences and Commerce.
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  • eLibrary -- More than 200 full-text reference books such as The World Almanac; dictionaries and encyclopedias of science, history, arts and culture; and the DK Eyewitness series.
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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library -- 15 full-text reference books, including the Encyclopedia of Education, the Encyclopedia of Religion, and the Encyclopedia of World Biography.
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  • Britannica Academic Encyclopedia Britannica plus research tools such as the World Atlas, and the World Data Analyst (Country statistics and comparisons).

    Open Collections Online

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    doab logo Directory of Open Access Books – Open licensed peer-reviewed academic books.




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  • Audiobook Collection Academic and popular title are available from this collection.


    Popular listening material can also be found through the local public library, a public library card is required and can be obtained at any public library branch at no cost to Whatcom students.  Highly recommended.


    Audiobooks Freely Available Online

    LibriVox contains freely recorded audiobooks of public domain material.

    The Internet Archive also has an “Audio Archive” where you can “Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3’s from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.”


    Additional Audio Considerations

    Your Windows operating system may have a built-in text-to-speech functions as part of the Accessibility features. Acrobat Reader may be able to read PDFs for which there is embedded text (as opposed to PDFs that contain images only, including images of text).