Digital Book Index is a free site for digitized books from many contributing institutions. Digital Book Index. Digital Book Index has links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, etc. More than 140,000 of these books are available for free.


Use of the site is free. If a price appears by a book this is the charge from the publisher or distributor and that fee will apply when you visit the distributor site to download the book.


Search:  Look for the Query window (beneath the Examples box) to start your search.


You can search the site similar to a Library database, by:

AUTHOR Find all books by a specific author
AUTHOR & TITLE A shortcut to search among many titles by the same author. Example: “Shakespeare” & “Henry”
TITLE KEYWORDS Find all books with certain word(s) in the title. Example: “California”
Browse by SUBJECT Browse a large selection of subject categories.
Browse by AUTHOR Browse a linked listing of major authors, sorted by nationality.
PUBLISHER’S LIST Browse a listing of all titles by a specific publisher.



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