Bentley's Ebook Collection


The Bentley Library continues to expand access to online content through the purchase of ebooks and ebook collections. Some ebook content is licensed and only available to Bentley faculty, students and staff. Other content included is freely available to everyone.

Ebooks may be found by searching the library’s catalog. Digital audiobooks are sometimes considered ebooks. Most e-books are formatted to read online or in PDF format, but some may be downloaded to transfer to another device, such as an iPod. OverDrive ebooks may be read in three formats: Kindle Books, EPUB, and PDF. Digital audiobooks may be enjoyed in two formats: WMA and MP3.

In addition, depending on the desired format and device, additional software may need to be downloaded. Check the individual e-book collection for more information.

OverDrive Downloadable Books

What’s included? Over 500 eBooks and audiobooks with an emphasis on popular fiction and nonfiction, but including some research materials. New materials are added on an ongoing basis; suggestions for new materials are welcomed at our Suggest a Purchase page. View our Overdrive Downloable Books page for more details.

Books 24x7

What’s included? Books on business, finance, information technology, health and wellness, and productivity. Also included: study guides for exams such as the CFA, and software manuals for business and statistics applications such as SAS and SPSS.

EBSCO eBook Collection

What’s included? Nearly 8000 electronic books are included in this general-interest collection. Both scholarly and popular titles are available.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

What’s included? The Gale Virtual Library Reference Center provides full-text access to more than 50 reference e-books including titles in the arts, business, the environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.

Oxford Art Online

What’s included? Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.

Safari Books Online

What’s included? 150 books from the O’Reilly publishing series, focused on technology, digital media, and desktop and Web applications. Sample titles include Designing Social Interfaces, JavaScript: the Definitive Guide and Analyzing Business Data with Excel.

Free Ebook Content

Freely available books and other electronic media that are searchable by keyword.

Google Books

Search and read the full text of millions of books.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. It provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Online Books Page

The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.