October 7, 2015


The Library has more than 5,000 ebooks. Find them in the VSC online catalog by searching for your keywords, then selecting the “Electronic” filter in the right-hand column:


The Library’s ebooks are also accessible via these databases:

  • EBSCO ebooks
    Most of the Library’s ebooks can be searched via the EBSCO ebooks database.
  • Reference ebooks
    The Library has access to more than 500 online reference books.

How do I download library ebooks to my mobile device?

Follow the steps described at http://libguides.lyndonstate.edu/ebooks or Ask a Librarian.

Open-access ebooks

These websites host, or provide search engines for, open-access ebooks:

  • Digital Book Index
    A combined catalog for several major e-Book sites, along with thousands of smaller specialized sites. Each e-book’s record states whether access is free or not.
  • Google Books
    Digital images of more than 15 million books.
  • HathiTrust
    Digital images of more than 5 million books.
  • The Online Books Page
    “An index of over one million online books freely readable on the Internet”, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Bartleby
    Open-access books, focusing on reference texts.
  • Inkmesh
    A search engine for locating e-books, including free titles.