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What Should I Read Next?
"When in doubt, go to the library." With 4.3 million print and 3.3 million eBooks, Rutgers libraries have something to offer to everyone at any time on any topic. Check out our tips how to find the next book to read, if you know the author and title, if you liked a book and want to find similar titles, or if you just want to browse the collection for eBooks and print.
Books We Read (online)
Extending the original guide to online reading, this version serves the Rutgers community after Rutgers had decided to move its courses fully online due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, 2020.
Books We Read (print)
The first Books We Read guide aimed to find reading material for fun in the collection hosted by Rutgers University Libraries, based on suggestions of students, faculty, and staff on the Cook Campus.
Reading for Recovery
A curated collection of resources of special interests to anyone grappling with mental health issues or addiction.
Divided into broad subject categories, the guide includes links to both free and restricted access collections of electronic books.
Recreational Reading at the Paul Robeson Library
A guide that helps users of the Paul Robeson Library in Camden to find reading material for pleasure.
Resources for ESL readers
Part of the Books We Read guide, this page focuses on reading material geared toward our non-native speakers of English.
Fiction in Spanish
Part of the Spanish and Latin American Literature and Film guide, this page is a treasure trove of eBook collections in Spanish
Resources to Find your Next Book
Free Books Online
Graduating soon? Losing your privileges at Rutgers Libraries? Afraid to download a virus along with your next book? Here are a few open access, freely available, and reliable resources.
The Internet Archive offers over 20,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. Create a free account to browse, read, or "borrow" books in several languages other than English, too.
Digital Public Library of America
6,300 ebook titles available on DPLA’s Open Bookshelf. Choose from classic novels, children’s books, textbooks and non-English titles, all for free, with no login or library card needed.
A library of over 60,000 free eBooks (epub and Kindle eBooks) that you can download them or read online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
Just Free Books
A free eBooks search engine, it earches the content of more than 700 websites that offer books without charge.
World Digital Library
You can search 19,147 items about 193 countries between 8000 BCE and 2000.
Popular Sites for Readers
You can also find a large selection of books to browse on social media platforms, such as
Looking for a particular title? We recommend WorldCat to check availability in nearby libraries by zip code.