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Beyond Our Collection: Free(ish) Online Resources

internet archive logo

 

Internet Archive (archive.org)

FREE access to digitized books / texts, audio recordings, videos, images, web pages and more

 

How to use the Internet Archive: Video

*Please note: you may need to log in with your GBC ID and password to view the video above*

 

 

How to use the Internet Archive: Step by Step

 

Step 1: Create a free account

With an account you can view digitized books and borrow (download) them for up to 14 days

 

 

Step 2: Search for your book / topic

screenshot of internet archive search box

 

 

 

Step 3: Under Media Type (left-hand side), choose Texts (if looking for books)

 

Click on a book to open it

 

screenshot of intern archive search results for Frank Lloyd Wright

 

 

 

Step 4: Borrow (to see the full text)

* You will need to create a free account to borrow books

 

          

Screenshot of book 'Frank Lloyd Wright Force of Nature"

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Search within the book

 

Screenshot showing search within book results

 

 

 

Step 6: Return the book asap (often only one person can borrow this book at a time)

 

Screenshot highlighting return book option at top of page