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Open Collections Online
- Hathi Trust Digital Library Joint repository of digitized items by a consortium of major universities.
- Project Gutenberg Full Text. Free public domain eBooks.
- eBooks and Texts: Internet Archive The Internet Archive and Open Library offers over 8,000,000 fully accessible public domain eBooks.
Directory of Open Access Books – Open licensed peer-reviewed academic books.
- You will need to install special “EBSCO Download Manager” software to your computer.
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).