Ebooks from our various QC collections and from Open Access collections are usually accessible through OneSearch but there are occasionally errors or omissions, so it's good to know what the other ebook collections are so you can search them directly.
QC Ebook Collections
On the Databases page you can sort the A-Z list to display databases that have ebook content within them. Under ‘All Database Types’ select ‘Electronic Books.’ Some ebook databases are devoted entirely to ebooks, while others have a variety of documents including ebooks. Here is a list of those that are useful for Anthropology, History, Philosophy, and other humanities and social science disciplines.
Open Access Ebook Collections
You can access ebooks freely that are open access. Some open access collections are valuable for older, historical titles that were published before 1925 and are now in the public domain (outside of copyright restrictions). Other collections contain contemporary or recently published titles.
Public Library Ebook Collections
New York public libraries also offer access to books and ebooks for New York State residents who register for a library card.
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)
New York Public Library (NYPL)
Queens Public Library (QPL)