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eBooks on the Web
All of the resources listed below feature libraries of books that may be read using an ordinary Web browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.

gale virtual reference libraryGale Virtual Reference Library (In-Library use)
Gale Virtual Reference Library (Access from home or work; Belvedere & Tiburon residents only)
Provides easy access to the eReference book collection as well as the Gale databases. eBooks include Ready-Made Job Search Letters, The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia and more.

NetLibraryEBSCO eBooks (Requires MARINet library card & PIN.)
A collection of over 4500 full-text electronic books, including computer, business, employment, travel, consumer law, and health titles.


Safari eBooksSafari Tech Books Online (Remote access requires MARINet library card & PIN.)
A shared collection of ebooks on computer topics from Safari Tech Books Online, including titles published by O'Reilly Press. Online Books
An alphabetical index to full-text classics available for free from

Google Book Search
Google's collection of scanned books; most are preview-only.

Internet Archive Ebook and Text Archive
A free collection of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.

Project Gutenberg
A library of over 19,000 free electronic books whose copyright has expired in the United States. All titles may be read using an Internet browser.