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


EBSCO eBooks: Keyword searchable full-text scholarly and popular eBooks.

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


Credo Reference: Background information to explore your topic: subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, videos and much more.

Subjects include: Art, Business, Food & Beverage, General Reference, Geography, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology.


Salem Press: Complete eBooks in Health Science, Literature, Applied Science, Earth Science, Physical Sciences and Commerce.

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eLibrary: A browsable collection of multidisciplinary content. Editorially created pages provide valuable context for both common and more unusual topics of research.

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.


Britannica Academic: Reference entries, magazine articles and primary sources. Academic research tools such as the World Atlas and the the World Data Analyst (Country statistics and comparisons).

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).

Open Collections Online


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EBSCO Audiobooks: Listen to books right in your browser.

You will need to install special  “EBSCO Download Manager” software to your computer.

Additional Sources of Audiobook

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.

LibriVox: Freely recorded audiobooks of public domain material.

Audio Archive: This library contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users.