Kiefer Library

Electronic Books

Checkout a Nook reader with pre-loaded popular titles. Free checkout of a Nook reader for 7 days. We will also purchase titles you want & download them to a Nook.

Ebrary (Off-Campus Accessis the main collection of full-text electronic books for Aims.  

eBook Collection (Off-Campus Access): Online access to the electronic version of more than 7,000 full-text books.

The following sites also have full-text books available for your use.

  • (Approximately 50 free ebooks on U.S. history, culture, and the economy along with guides to Journalism & Media, Human Rights, and Entrepreneurship.)

  • Great Books Online (A comprehensive selection of reference, verse, fiction and nonfiction works.  Includes the complete 70 volumes of The Harvard Classics & Shelf of Fiction.)

  • Bibliomania: (2000 Classic texts including thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories plays, study guides, reference books, biographies, classic non-fiction and religious texts.)

  • Cornell University Library Historical Monographs Collection: (A collection of selected monographs with expired copyrights chosen from a variety of disciplines.  Includes 441 general monographs.) 

  • Documenting the American South: (14 thematic collections of primary sources for the study of southern history, literature, and culture.)

  • Online Books Page: (Provides access to over 35,000 full-text books, definitive collections and serial archives (magazines, published journals, and newspapers.) 
  • Project Gutenberg: (A volunteer effort to digitize, archive, and distribute cultural works.  Over 30,000 books available to download to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.)      
  • University of Adelaide Library:  eBooks@Adelaide (Classic works of literature, philosophy, science, history and exploration and travel.)   
  • University of California Press eScholarship Editions (More than 500 public-accessible, full-text academic books on a range of topics.)