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Inyo County Free Library

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Inyo County Resources

Eastern California Museum

Located in Independence, California

Collection highlights include local history, history of the Manzanar site, and Native American artifacts.

Manzanar National Historic Site

Located just south of Independence, California

Site of the World War II Manzanar War Relocation Center and now a National Park National Historic Site.

County of Inyo

Departments and Elected Officials

theothersideofcalifornia.com

Sponsored by the County of Inyo, this site is a gateway to the land and communities of Inyo County providing points of interest, recreation opportunities, and history.

Death Valley National Park, National Park Service

Information on one of the key geographic highlights of Inyo County from the National Park Service. The site includes recreational guides, history and culture of the area, nature and science.

Inyo National Forest, National Forest Service

The Inyo National Forest is home to many natural wonders, including Mt. Whitney, Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes Basin, and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, as well as nine Congressionally-designated Wildernesses, comprising over 800,000 acres of land.

Inyo County, United States Census Bureau

United States Census Bureau QuickFacts page of the latest Census Bureau statistics for Inyo County.

Books on the Internet

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg has a collection of over 45,000 eBooks available free to the public. You can read them online, download ePub files, and Kindle books.

Open Library

OpenLibrary.org has over 20 million records with a goal to create a web page for every book. Similar to Wikipedia, the public can edit and contribute entries and records. The eBooks can be checked out, read online, or downloaded in multiple formats.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive provides access to 6,000,000 public domain eBooks that can be read online and downloaded.

Many Books

More than 29,000 eBooks are available free through ManyBooks.net. The eBooks can be read using most eReader devices.

Library of Congress

A small number of eBooks are available through the Library of Congress website. Select “Books” from the dropdown search menu and do a keyword search.

Google Books

Google Books provides a preview and sometimes the entire text of a book for the public to browse. If the book is in the public domain, you can download the item in PDF form.

Audio Books

Audio Archive

The Audio Archive has a collection of thousands of audio recordings such as audio books, live concerts, poetry, podcasts, and old radio programs. Many of the files are free to download.

LibriVox

Volunteers of LibriVox.org record audio files of books in the public domain. These are free and open to the public for listening and downloading.

Academic and Research Resources

University of California Press E-Books Collection

The University of CA Press has 700 eBooks available to the public which can be read online or printed.

The National Academies Press

Created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish reports and books related to scientific, technical, and health related issues, the National Academies Press offers over 4,000 books and titles that can be downloaded in PDF form.

Hathi Trust

HathiTrust.org offers public access to millions of titles from international academic and research institutions. Most articles archived by the Hathi Trust and their partners can be read online.

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The Online Books Page

The University of Pennsylvania Library has an extensive list of many other free online texts and indexes. They range from very specialized to general and also have many resources for foreign language texts.