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Books We Read: Recreational Reading

This guide helps find books in the Recreational Reading Collection, a unique resource of the latest popular titles, including bestsellers, at Rutgers Libraries.

How to Find ebooks at Rutgers

Start with QuickSearch on the RUL home page

  • Enter your search term(s), you will get a list of results.

  • Use the left panel to narrow down to ebooks.

  • Under 'Resource Types" select Book.

  • Under "Limit to" select Available Online

  • Select any title from the results list to view the complete details for that item including the link for online access.

For more guidance, resources, and tips, see this guide on electronic resources at Rutgers.

Additionally, the Internet Archive has a large collection of digitized books.  With a free account, you can “borrow”  or download.

Virtual Browsing

You can also browse the Rutgers University Libraries collection virtually. Once you have located a book, scroll down to find similar titles under VIRTUAL BROWSE.

screenshot of virtual browsing

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