Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612


HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:          9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                     9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                 9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863

Free Books Online & eBooks

Downloadable eBooks
You will need a library card for Luzerne County.
Here’s what you need to get started:
1) Click on the “eBooks Are Here!” link, shown.
2) You will be taken to the “Magic Wall.” The Magic Wall shows dozens of featured titles available for downloading. Download the free app, Axis360, to your eReader from the "App Zone" on the "Magic Wall."
3) Once you have your library card, you can set up a "Magic Wall" account by clicking on "Login," then on "My Account."
4) Choose a tab above the Magic Wall or from the menu to the left to browse the collection.
5) Click on a book cover to get a synopsis or reader reviews.
6) You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on Checkout Now, or Add to Checkout List and keep browsing.
You can also put a book on hold by clicking Add to Wish List.

Additional Resources
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IPL Online Texts
The Internet Public Library directory of online literary text sources.

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Making of America (University of Michigan)
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Online Books Page
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Perseus Digital Library
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Project Gutenberg
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