Many people at this school at any given time are reading books so old that their copyright has expired (or they never had a US copyright). What does that mean? It means it’s perfectly legal for you to read these books online and not buy the book.
So for example, you need to read Pride and Prejudice for class. Where can you read it?
- You can search for it at Netlibrary, a service Wesleyan subscribes to (which contains both ebooks out of copyright and some newer ones).
- You can try Project Gutenberg.
- Want to listen to it on your iPod? Try LibriVox, it’s a group site where people volunteer to read parts of the book to create an audio version.
- Or you can just google “Pride and Prejudice eBook.” Many sites now redistribute the texts freely.