Book Lovers Index
Libraries and collections: real and virtual
Library of Congress: check the exhibitions pages!
Portico, The British Library's Online Information Server.
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Our national Dutch library has a home page in English: Koninklijke Bibliotheek
You will find a long list of libraries all over the world at Library WWW Servers
The University of Idaho presents a comprehensive list of WWW pages on Rare Books and Special Collections in libraries all over the world
American Library Association Home Page. Full information on this large and leading professional organisation and its policy.
Bibliotheca universalis (sic) donnera accès aux oeuvres principales du patrimoine culturel et scientifique mondial par le biais des technologies multimédia afin de favoriser le dialogue culturel par delà les frontières et d'améliorer les services rendus aux utilisateurs finaux. So this should be a one stop shop, which is not yet quite true.
IPL The Internet Public Library is the better way of showing a library approach to information on the Internet. It has also a great reference desk for libraries and librarians and Services to Librarians and Information Professionals
The WorldWideWeb Virtual Library: Literature
The On-line Books Page at Carnegie-Mellon University has a complete and well organized index to English-language e-texts
Alex: Index to Electronic Texts on the Internet (This is the British server. There is also an Alex in the USA)
Online BookStore (OBS) - Home Page OBS specializes in full-text online publishing, "making static publications into dynamic experiences".
Columbia University: Project Bartleby
Project Gutenberg Home Page
a German version is found at Das Projekt Gutenberg-DE
Association des Bibliophiles Universels, the French equivalent of Gutenberg: ABU se propose de donner un maximum de textes du domaine public en langue française, qu'il s'agisse de textes anciens ou de créations.
Project Runeberg is the Scandinavian equivalent of Gutenberg (can be hard to reach at times),
and the Dutch have their own Laurens Jansz. Coster, whom they once believed to be the inventor of the printing press
A collection of Renaissance texts can be found at Project Aldus: A Renaissance Archive and Resource Center
Two collections of e-texts at Keele University: American literature before 1900: Mimi, electronic texts and from this century: Sally Anne, electronic texts (page names personified!)
Two sites with English poetry: Richard Darsie's Poetry Library, specializing in poetry before 1900, and Leon Malinofsky's Reflections, who has also 20th c. poems, some of them in audio-files.
The Tech Classics Archive
The Perseus Project is dedicated to the study of classical Greek culture
Libellus: a collection of Latin texts
Early Modern Literary Studies: Home Page
Womens Studies Reading Room at the University of Maryland
You will find a great and unique collection of audio-files by your favourite authors and actors at HarperAudio!
Banned Books On-line: the books our ancestors were not allowed to read, plus more information on censorship
|Still more virtual libraries than real ones. I put some real ones first; from these places it will not be difficult to find more. If you are looking for rare books or special collections, see the Rare Books page.|