LINKS TO THE BEST LIBRARIES ON-LINE
“Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.”– Lady Bird Johnson
Oxford meets the needs of its students, academics and the international research community with a wide range of library services provided by more than 100 libraries, making it the largest university library system in the UK.
The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people. The Library seeks to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its collections, which bring to bear the world’s knowledge in almost all of the world’s languages and America’s private sector intellectual and cultural creativity in almost all formats.
The National Science Digital Library NSDL is the nation’s online portal for education and research on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is to prepare children for life in an ethnically and culturally diverse world by building the world’s largest online multicultural repository of children’s literature.
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Home to one of the largest “collections of collections” on the Internet, ibiblio.org is an online public library with freely available software and information, for topics such as music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.
Information on the nation’s fifth largest academic library, containing over 8 million volumes.
Gold Coast City Library has 13 branches and a mobile library service, providing access to nearly one million items in regular and large print, audio and electronic formats, as well as free community access to computers, wifi, and community meeting rooms.