Electronic Books

We are pleased to introduce our staff and students to eBooks. 

Please take a few minutes to browse these resources.

Methuen High School Media Center introduces 


Axis 360 eBooks from B&T
These books may be checked out for 3 weeks. See your media specialist for details.


*Infobase eBooks are full text searchable books, availble 24/7, for multi-use from schoo

l and home. Available books include the following topics: Current Issues; Literature; Medical & Health; Science & Technology; U.S. & World History, etc.
*If using from home: you will be prompted for a Username and Password. Ask one of the media specialists for the passwords.



*Salem Press eBooks are full text searchable books, availble 24/7, for multi-use from school and home. Available topics include the following:
Salem Literature 
includes: Critical Insights: Authors & Critical Insights: Works. 

Salem History
Includes: *Great Lives and Great Events from History

              *Decades: 1930 through1990 in America
              *Musicians and Composers
              *Notorious Lives
              *Milestone Documents: American History 

Salem Health

Includes: *Genetics
              *Magill's Medical Guide, 6th ed.   
              *Psychology & Mental Health

*If using from home: click on remote access and enter the password in the Login area. Ask one of the media specialists for the password.


Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries. 

We are very excited to have 30 fiction titles available for you to read online! Some of the titles include The Hunger Games SeriesMarcelo in the Real World and classics such as: Great Expectations, Frankenstein and The Scarlet Letter. 
Using an Internet connected device, you have the ability to log in and check out a title for 2 weeks. When your 2 weeks are up, your book will automatically be deleted from your account. Each patron has the ability to check out one eBook at a time. 
DIRECTIONS: See a media specialist for login information, then click the link below and you are ready to start reading online!


ABDO Dogota;

ABDO eBooks are full text searchable books, available 24/7 frorm school and home. 
You will be prompted for a Username and Password. Ask one of the media specialists for the passwords.



eBooks in various formats

Merrimac Valley Library Consortium (MVLC)  - explore the vast collection or audiobooks and eBooks. Must have a valid library card from Nevins Memorial Library or MVLC affliated library.

GoogleBooks (100’s of 1000’s of titles) (select “full view” or “free only” in search results) 

Internet Archive (over 2.5 million titles) Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books: http://www.archive.org/details/texts

ManyBook.net - (29,000 titles) Browse through the most popular titles, recommendations, or recent reviews from our visitors. Perhaps you'll find something interesting in the special collections. There are more than 29,000 eBooks available here and they're all free! http://www.manybooks.net/

Online Books Page (over 1 million titles) The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet:http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Project Gutenberg offers more than 33,000 free electronic books that can be downloaded and read on a computer, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPad, Android, or other portable devices: http://www.gutenberg.org

Inkmesh. This is not a free ebook site; instead it is a search engine for ebooks. You can use Inkmesh to find free ebooks in all the major US ebookstores (Kindle, Kobo, B&N, etc).http://inkmesh.com

Feedbooks, a digital publishing/ ebookstore site run by Hadrien Gardeur. This site has ebooks in many formats, including PD ebooks and ones uploaded by authors.  It has an automated conversion that supports several common formats. http://www.feedbooks.com/

Scholar's Lab (University of Virginia) http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/collections/ Texts available in English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and more. Texts are often available as images of original publications.

Bibliomania  "Bibliomania has thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays all of which are absolutely free. You can read the world's greatest fiction by authors such as Dickens and Joyce, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, all Shakespeare's plays, or just dip into some short stories by writers such as Mark Twain, Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe."  from the website

Open eBook-- The Open eBooks app, offering $250 million worth of books for free, is available to us because we are a Title I school. The app has a high school edition and offers high interest titles, ALL FREE OF CHARGE.
click "get started" in the top right-hand corner. Once you complete the first step of registering you can visit the marketplace. Think of it as online shopping where you need to add Open eBook codes to your shopping cart. Add as many codes as you have students. You will not be charged


DISCLAIMER: Content on the Internet is constantly changing and the Methuen Public Schools cannot be held responsible if students link to unknown material.