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Community Services @SVCC Library

The Learning Commons Library offers services to the Sauk Valley Community

Library Catalog

Find books in the SVCC library catalog

*Use the Held by library filter next to search results to limit to print books in the SVCC library

Free eBook Platforms

Find free eBooks online

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to freely available scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books free of charge.

Inkie is a suite of resources that supports local authors with online creation and publishing tools. Here you will find eBooks by independently published local authors and community created collections from Illinois libraries.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a collection of eBooks that have been proofread and digitized by volunteers. The collection includes the world’s great literature, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Available formats include EPUB, PDF, Kindle, plain text, and HTML.


The SUNY-Geneseo Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a meta-search tool that searches across a variety of Open Educational Resource collections, databases, and repositories to help you find thousands of freely available, openly-licensed educational resources.

Sauk Valley on the Internet Archive

The Sauk Valley Community College collection on the Internet Archive consists of  72 books, pamphlets, and ephemera related to Illinois and local history and culture that have been digitized and made available to the public online.

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