In addition to the library's holdings, you can take advantage of many freely available texts from these sources.
An interface for searching a wide variety of freely available books, articles, dissertations and more.
A partnership between many university libraries, you can find free books by searching full text and limiting to "full view."
National Academies Press
All of their ebooks can be read for free online. With a free login, you can also download chapters and books.
One of the earliest eBook projects and a great source for free copies of classics.
An interface to the published books on archive.org, Open Library provides an easy way to find freely available eBooks.
A vast archive of online files and documents. The Texts section includes published books and other types of texts.
In most cases, the best place to find eBooks is the UFind catalog. You'll see eBooks (indicated with a book logo and red e) for many searches in UFind. Once you've started a search, you can also select the "electronic" and "book" formats in the "Narrow your search" column to the right. Alternatively, you can start with an Advanced Search. Just select "electronic" in the version area and "book" as the format.
You can find a list of our different eBook collections in this guide. Some of these collections cover all subjects, while others are specific to one field or subject. If you know you're looking for a particular interface, or you'd like to browse eBooks on a given subject, this may be a good starting point.