eBooks and Audiobooks


Bentley Library’s eBooks and audiobooks may be found by searching the library’s catalog. Most eBooks are formatted to read online or in PDF format, but some may be downloaded to transfer to another device, such as an iPod or Kindle. OverDrive audiobooks may be enjoyed in the mobile app or on your computer. The library also has a collection of audiobooks on CD located in the Popular Reading section.

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


What’s included? The Library’s collection of audiobooks is available on CD and Playaway® (all-in-one audiobooks with pre-loaded content) and also downloadable through OverDrive. Find a list of the library's audiobooks here.

OverDrive Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks

What’s included? 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 welcome 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

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.


Free, public domain audiobooks searchable by author, title and subject.

Online Books Page

A website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet.

Project Gutenberg

First and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.