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Resources For Online Students: Finding Ebooks

This guide will help students find the resources they need to succeed in online classes.

Help With Ebooks

To search for ebooks in the LSCS databases on a personal device, you will need to enter the 14-digit library barcode located on the back of your Lone Star ID/ library card. If you do not have a Lone Star ID/ library card, use your MyLoneStar username and password by clicking the link below the barcode login (see the "How To Log In To A Database" box below). If you want to get a library barcode, fill out the Library Card Request Form.

For help finding and using ebooks, CHAT with a librarian!

Ebooks in LSCS Databases

Search for more books on your topic using these online / ebook databases listed below.  (Some of these eBooks are available to download into your mobile devices).

How To Find A Database

To find a database, go to and choose from the list of subjects. If you are not sure how to get to a database that you can search, click on the document below.


Finding eBooks on the Web

Project Gutenberg - free web
Founded in 1971, Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer and distributor of free ebooks.

Google Books - free web
Search, preview and download books for free PDF copy of a book if it is in a public domain, creative commons platform, out of copyright, or the publisher has given permission.

Hathi Trust Digital - free web
A collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world

Internet Archive - free web
A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more

Open Library - free web
A non-profit library bringing millions of free books to billions of people.

Open Access Books from Cornell University Press - free web
Project MUSE, in collaboration with Cornell University Press, offers the digital, fully-open-access  classic titles.

How To Log In To A Database

Once you have clicked on the title of a database, you will be asked to log in. You can log in with either your Library Barcode OR your myLoneStar Username & Password.