University of Adelaide Library
The University of Adelaide Library has works from hundreds of authors - definitely check out the list (which includes Thomas Hardy, Balzac, and Charles Dickens, just to name a few), and enjoy a good book:

The Rosetta Project
Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project, Inc.
The Rosetta Project's collections currently contain about 2,000 antique children's books which were published in the 19th and early 20th century. Books will be put online as funding permits. The current goal of putting 2,000 volumes on line will create an online library of aproximately 65,000 html pages. However, the Rosetta Project online library is expected to eventually reach millions of html pages.

E-Books Available for Download by U.F.'s Digital Library Center.
Literature for Children in the Microsoft Reader format is available for test

Reader E-Books are formatted for hand-held computers using PocketPC 2002. But, they can also be read on your desktop computer. They're ideal for travel. And, several educational foundations have funded projects to test classroom use of E-Books.
Microsoft has added a nice but slightly problemmatic text-to-speech system for
the visually impaired.


You will need to download the reader in order to read the E-Books. To do so, click on the link below and when the new page opens, read and follow the directions to downlaod and install the reader program (which is titled msreadersetup.exe)

You will then need to download the actual books to read, which you can do by clicking on one of the links under the Currently Available Titles section. Click on the link to open the download box, then make sure that "Save this file to disk" is selected and choose where on your computer you want to save the book (make sure you remember where you save it so you can easily open the book once it downloads).

Once the book has downloaded, open it using the Microsoft reader and enjoy your reading!


Familiar natural history

People of America

Story of an apple

Twelve stories of the sayings and doings of animals

Send comments to the Digital Library Center (

We are investigating support for PALM computer e-book formats. And, hope to soon provide additional E-Book titles for test in Florida history & tourism and in Florida environments & geology, as well as additional titles from the Literature for Children collection

The information above on the UF e-books came from:

Erich J. Kesse
Director, Digital Library Center
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117007
200 Smathers Library
Gainesville, FL 32611-7007

Tel: (+1) 352.846.0129
FAX: (+1) 352.846.3702

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