Libraries are about much more than books these days. The Ferguson Library has holdings of popular and educational materials in digital formats, including ebooks and eaudio. We are always adding to this ever changing collection to stay up to date with the latest digital formats. Our electronic materials are available to Ferguson Library card holders.
The Ferguson Library has digital media in several different formats.
Generally, e-audio books may be heard, e-video materials viewed, and e-books viewed on a computer screen or another device.
Introducing our New York Times Bestseller eBook Collection
The library has 7-day copies of some of the hottest bestsellers available on a first-come, first-served basis as ebooks. Since not all major publishers sell ebooks to libraries, not all titles appearing on the list will be available in digital format.
All NYT bestsellers are available at the Main Library in print for a 7-day loan period .
Why you might not be able to find an e-book in our digital media catalog:
• All titles are not available in digital format.
• Not all publishers release digital titles at the same time as print.
• Three of the six major publishers and their respective imprints have not yet made their e-books available to libraries. Simon & Schuster and Macmillan are among those publishers. New titles from Little Brown, Grand Central and Penguin are not available for libraries to purchase.
Some Kindle titles may not be available for on-air delivery. Some titles will have to be downloaded to your computer, then transferred to the device using your USB cable.
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.
Over 400 classic public domain titles that can be subscribed to and read in their entirety for free.
Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook reader.
Thousands of documents specially formatted to be easily added to your PalmOS device, Pocket PC, or other handheld device.
Metronet E-Book Project
An introduction to finding books on the Internet; provides informed descriptions of selected E-book Mega-sites.
Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts).
Online Books Page
Founded and edited by John Mark Ockerbloom, a digital library planner and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.