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Online Book Catalog - Overview

Note: we also have offline book catalogs to download and use at home.

Browse by Author, Title, Language or Recently Posted

Our browse pages are ideal to view what's in the collection if you are yet undecided on what you want to read.

The recently posted pages list what new books got added or updated most recently. There is also an RSS Feed. (You'll need a feed reader software to read this.)

Freshness: updated nightly.

Top 100 Books

If you are yet undecided, maybe you can find something on our top 100 list.

Book Catalog Search

If you already know what book you want to read, you may search our book catalog for author, title, or subjects. Subject headings are what are known as controlled-vocabulary terms, from the U.S. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Subject searching is, therefore, not the same as full text searching.

Freshness: Search is always up to date as to titles and authors. Subjects may be updated later.

Other Search Engines


Project Gutenberg is a participant in Yahoo!'s Content Acquisition Program. This provides a search of book metadata (author, title, brief description, keywords).

Freshness: updated weekly.

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Google's "Nearly full text" search (the first 100K or so of .html, .txt, .pdf, etc.):

Freshness: updated approximately monthly.

Google Full Text: eg.: Sherlock Holmes