April 19, 2014


The Library has more than 7,000 ebooks. Find them in the VSC online catalog by selecting type:Ebook in the Advanced Search. Open an ebook by locating the red ebook icon and clicking the link “Lyndon State College users click here to read the book online.”

(To browse ebook titles, search for “/” [forward slash] with type:Ebook.)

In addition to the VSC online catalog, 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 these steps provided by Castleton State College library, watch the video below 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.
  • Internet Archive: Text Archive
    Digital images of almost 3 million open-access 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.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Online transcriptions of 36,000 out-of-copyright books.
  • Inkmesh
    A search engine for locating e-books, including free titles.