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To use the Digital Maine Library databases below, you will need to be able to show that you live in Maine. This can be done several ways, including having a Maine IP address, Maine residential address, or valid Maine library card. For more information, visit Getting Started with Digital Maine Library.
Provides access to electronic books and audiobooks. Users must have a library card from a participating Maine library; library content can be accessed through a web browser or the CloudLibrary app on smartphones/tablets.
This program, started by Rice University in 2012, has created more than twenty open online textbooks written and peer reviewed by educators, with an emphasis on creating textbooks for courses that traditionally have a high number of enrolled students.
Project Gutenberg, founded by Michael Hart, is an online repository of books that have entered the public domain in the United States. This source is particularly useful in finding older works of literature, philosophy, etc.
This site, hosted by MIT, provides internet access to the complete works of William Shakespeare--poetry and plays.
Temporarily Open-Access Resources
These resources have been made temporarily available by their owning companies due to the current COVID-19 emergency. You and your students should not expect these resources to remain free for long-term access.
Includes videos with read-aloud children’s books, audio recordings such as author interviews, activities and lessons, about children’s and young adult books. Geared to teachers, pre-service education students in K-12, and some are appropriate for parents and kids at home.