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UNM ebooks

The Libraries pay for UNM access to these collections from scholarly publishers. These may require NetID logon. Many titles within these collections can also be found in LIBROS.

Internet ebooks

Free online collections.

  • 18th Connect
    Partner to NINES. Research, archives, bibliographies, and digitization projects for 18th century literature and history.
  • American Memory
    Library of Congress digital project: "written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience."
  • American Verse Project
    The project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.
    Online versions of notable reference, literary, and nonfiction works.
  • bibliomania
    Over 2,000 classic texts.
    Extensive selection of free textbooks, business, and travel. In PDF format.
  • British Women Romantic Poets, 1789-1832
    An electronic collection of poetry texts by British and Irish women, drawn from the UC Davis Library's Kohler Collection of British Poetry.
  • DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books
    The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of OAPEN Foundation. Over 1,200 peer-reviewed books from 33 publishers.
    Free ebooks in epub format. Compatible with Sony Reader, Adobe Digital Editions and other readers.
    The EServer is an arts and humanities e-publishing co-op based at Iowa State University will over 35,000 works free of charge.
  • Europeana
    Free digital access to images, texts, videos, and sounds from museums, galleries, archives, libraries, and audio-visual collections throughout Europe.
  • Free-eBooks
    Many subject areas, including classic literature, in HTML, PDF, Mobipocket, and ePub format.
  • Google Books
    Thousands of digitized books. Public domain books can be viewed fully. Copyright-protected books offer snippet previews.
  • Hathi Trust Digital Library
    Texts digitized from several university libraries.
  • Humanities Text Initiative
    University of Michigan humanities text project.
  • Internet Archive
    Including text, audio, video and more preserved from the Internet.
  • Literature Post
    "Our collection currently contains 825 works from 71 authors."
  • NINES Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online
    Index of primary texts and scholarly research on the 19th Century.
  • Oxford Text Archive
    Collects, catalogues and preserves electronic literary and linguistic resources for use in Higher Education, in research, teaching and learning.
  • Planet PDF
    Free PDF versions of classic literature.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Large inventory of user-contributed etexts (primarily "the classics").
  • Project Runeberg
    Digital collection of Nordic literature.
  • Read Print
    This website offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.
  • Rossetti Archive
    The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Hypermedia Archive
  • SCETI: Schoeberg Center for Electronic Text & Image
    University of Pennsylvania digital projects home. "Over 12,000 images from various collections of rare books, manuscripts, papyri, photographs and sheet music..."
  • Scribd
    User community for contributing your own texts and using those contributed by others.
  • Slavery & Abolition in the U.S.
    Selected publications of the 1800s.
  • Southwest Electronic Text Center
    Electronic text projects of significance to the Southwest. Hosted by the University of Arizona Library.
  • SunSITE Digital Collections
    Variety of digital projects from the University of California.
  • The National Academies Press
    Open access to over 2,500 online books published by the National Academies Press primarily in the areas of science and policy. (PDF)
  • The Online Books Page
    Listing over 35,000 free books on the Web (University of Pennsylvania)
  • The Online Medieval &Classical Library
    "A collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization . . . created by Douglas B. Killings and Roy Tennant."
  • UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004
    University of California Press, over 500 open access titles.
  • Universal Digital Library
    Carnegie Mellon University digital project.
  • Victorian Women Writers Project
    Indiana University project, including anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama.
  • William Blake Archive
    Poetry, prose, and artwork by William Blake.
  • Wright American Fiction
    19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875.

Finding ebooks

The Libraries own or subscribe to several ebook collections for the UNM community (see the left column). There are also many collections on the Internet that are free (center column). Some meta sites can search across multiple collections (see below). Also see commercial sites below.

Search Multiple Sites

Search across many collections.

Commercial Stores

  • Amazon
    For the Amazon Kindle reader. Software to read ebooks can also be downloaded for PC, smartphone, and other devices.
  • Barnes & Noble
    For the Barnes & Noble Nook device. Software to read ebooks can also be downloaded for PC, smartphone, and other devices.
  • BooksonBoard
    Independent ebook seller with a wide variety of titles (strong in genre fiction) offered for a variety of devices.
    Popular and scholarly e-books from a wide variety of publishers in a variety of formats.
    Ebook files in a wide range of topics. Requires software download. Available for many OS and devices.
  • Google eBooks
    Recent titles licensed for sale through Google Books. Compatible with smartphones, PCs, and tablets in ePub format.
  • Mobipocket
    Wide range of subjects. Requires software download. Available for PC, smartphone, and other devices.
  • Powell's
    Independent bookseller with a wide variety of titles.
  • Reader Store
    For the Sony Reader. Files can also be read on PC with download of software.
  • Smashwords
    Indie authors and publishers.

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