Can I find the full text of books on the Library's website?

Except for rare instances (mostly pre-1924 books no longer protected by copyright), full-text books cannot be found on the Library's website. It is likely that you will need to go to your local library to find the book, or if it is not available there, to ask staff to request the book for you through interlibrary loan.

For details about how to access the small number of full-text books on the Library's website, please see:

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/libsci/faq.html#books1 

A selected list of other websites that provide access to full-text books is available at:

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/libsci/faq.html#books2 

Finally, for an overview of how to locate, download, and read e-books through the Library of Congress website and other online sources, please see "Finding E-books: A Guide":

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ebooks/


Last Updated: Jul 08, 2020
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