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Using eBooks

Using eBooks at UMSL

Free eBook Collections

Many eBooks are available online because they are published open access or have moved into the public domain. Some popular options for searching for free eBooks are listed below.

View: Public domain and open access books can be viewed by anyone. Books still protected by copyright are available to be searched only to identify the page numbers of the search terms. They may not be viewed.

Print: To print, you must first download either a single page or the whole book as a PDF and then print from your PDF reader.

Download: You may download the full text of books in the public domain. The ability to download is restricted to current Cornell students, faculty and staff. Public domain works will display options to download either a single page or the whole book as a PDF. You will be prompted to choose Cornell as a partner institution and given the option to log in with your NetID and password.

In addition to the links above, some providers of subscribed/purchased eBooks also offer open access content.