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Download OverDrive eBooks from the Serra Digital Download Library to your computer, eReader or smart device. Recently published biography, business, mystery, fiction and nonfiction bestsellers are in our collection. Downloadable classic titles are in the Always Available collection. More eBooks are added each month! [mobile App]

Library eBooks

Some of the eBooks listed or linked here can be read online; others can be downloaded to your computer or compatible portable device.

Classics

To find downloadable classics, visit the Serra Digital Download Library and search in the Always Available collection.

Academic and career readiness (GED, SAT, ASVAB...)

LearningExpress Library - Provides career guides, study aides, and test preparation eBooks to help people prepare for high-stakes tests; to pass licensing, certification, or competitive entry-level exams; or to advance in school or professionally.

Family histories

 Heritage Quest Heritage Quest - Digital images of the U.S. Census from 1790 through 1940, more than 25,000 genealogies and local histories, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications, and PERSI.

HeritageQuest provides searchable eBooks on family and town histories.  

Holocaust Chronicle

Check this book out of the library or view it (including images) online for free.

Free e-books via the Web

Project Gutenberg – download the full text of more than 33,000 books and essays

Library of Congress Read – explore bygone eras, time-honored tales and historical narratives

ManyBooks – more than 29,000 eBooks are available in various formats, including audio

Alex Catalogue – public domain documents and essays; American and English literature and Western philosophy

UC Press eBooks Collection, 1982-2004, includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction

The Internet Archive Text Archive contains more than two million fiction, popular, children's, historical and academic books

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