The Digital Public Library of American brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America's heritage, to the efforts and data of science. DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used, through its three main elements.
HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources. (Be sure to select Full View Only)
They offer over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
They carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.
The 'Reading Europe:European Culture Through the Books' exhibition is brought to you by the European Library and the national libraries of Europe. This online exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view some of the hidden gems from the national libraries of Europe. Twenty-three countries have selected nearly a thousand works for the public to peruse. Visitors can discover everything from 18th century English bestsellers to the lost interiors of Russian palaces, all presented in an innovative and multilingual form.
"Reading a classic novel such as 'Pride and Prejudice' can be entertaining, but, according to a new research by a Michigan State University professor, it can also provide many other benefits beyond that."