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What are e-books?

An electronic book (also e-book, ebook, digital book) is a publication in digital form readable on computers or other digital devices. Sometimes the equivalent of a conventional printed book, E-books can also be born digital. Ebooks are often read on dedicated hardware devices known as E-Readers. Personal computers, tablets, and many mobile phones can also be used to read eBooks.

Finding electronic resources (e-books)

At JCTC, we have more than 150,000 e-books available to you. They can be read from any computer that has Internet access. Following is just a sample of e-books that are available 24/7. You can search for e-books through Library Search.

To find e-books on your topic, enter your search terms to bring up  your results, and then use the filters on the side of the page to limit Location to Jefferson CTC - Electronic Books.

Google Books

Google Books is a service that provides full access to books in the public domain. Books still covered by copyright (most books published since 1923) have a limited number of pages that are viewable.

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Project Gutenberg

This collection is the first major free e-book web site, begun in 1971. More than 36,000 e-books are available for download, either to your computer or your mobile devices. Formats include TXT, MP3, HTML, and PDF.