AIM Resources

Electronic Text

  • Feedbooks distributes over 3,000,000 books every month to smartphones, tablets and eReaders. Feedbooks contains both free and purchasable ebooks. (Warning: Adult e-books may be visible)
  • University of Virginia Virgo includes an extensive catalog of text and e-text resources. Catalog sources can be limited to e-text by selecting the e-text option in advanced search.
  • Hathitrust is a large digital library containing e-text files from its community of over 80 research libraries, including The University of Virginia. Many of these files can be formatted for use on tablets and other portable devices.
  • National Library Service (NLS) provides a NLS Factsheet that includes Selected Sources for Electronic Texts (compiled in 2005). This factsheet presents a selected list of sources for electronic texts. The online files are in a variety of formats ranging from plain text to digital audio and digital braille. Most can be downloaded and read offline.
  • Authorama provides free and public domain books in the xhtml format.
  • Project Gutenberg is the oldest source of free and public domain e-text on the web.
  • Bookshare is a free service, funded by The US Department Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), for schools and qualifying students. It contains an ever growing library of new and classic books. Most files are accessible in DAISY and BRF formats.
  • Baen E-Books is a Sci-fi / Fantasy publisher that is generously offering a select number of their books as free downloads. There are multiple formats available and many specifically formatted for use with tablets, readers, and other portable devices.
  • International Children's Digital Library offers free digital children's books in a range of different languages.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence offers almost 400,000 thousand teaching and learning resources from several different content areas.
  • Wiki Books is a free collection of open-content textbooks that anyone can edit.
  • The Intersect Digital Library consists of special edition "supported text" stories, documents, and books designed for middle and high school students.
  • Read Print offers free online stories, poems, and books with the ability to track and discuss what you’ve read.
  • provides classic literature as well as diverse and intelligent nonfiction works, free of charge.
  • Bibliomania has more than 2000 classic texts and study guides.
  • The Internet Archive has over 5 million e-Texts files with over 3 million DAISY files from various online library catalogs around the globe. The site also contains links to all of their sources as well as a built in text to speech program so you can listen their collection.\
  • Loudon County Schools Reading Resources website includes many AT and AIM related resources from helpful videos to fantastic lists of AIM sources.

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Please note that these resources are for reference only. AIM-VA has no control over the content or accuracy of links included in each list.

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