Online Research

Books and Reading

Databases and E-Books

(You will need your Chandler Library card and 4-digit PIN to access these resources.)

Literature Resource Center
Criticism, author information

Novelist Plus
Reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction (Learn to use this database!)

Books & Authors
Search for a good book to read. (Learn to use this database!)

Greater Phoenix Digital Library
Download audiobooks, movies & other digital media from home!

Dear Reader
Receive 2-3 chapters of a new book each week.

Additional Resources

Book Lists
If you're looking for a good book, head to our book lists page to find a few suggestions.

Online Book Club
Get free book samples in your email. Sign up for one or more genres. New books start every Monday.

The New York Review of Books

The New York Times Bestsellers

Publisher’s Weekly Book News

Stop You're Killing Me
A website for mystery fans, listing books in series, by author, or by main character.

What's Next™: Books in Series database from the Kent District Library

Readers Advisor Online
Reading suggestions

Critical Mass
The blog of the National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors

Classic Reader
Thousands of classic titles for adults and children, complete and free to read online.

Project Gutenberg
The premier source for free, complete, classic and public domain literature in English and other languages. Over 16,000 books to read online or download.

Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library
A Regional Library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. Facility for the visually and physically handicapped - must be legally registered to borrow materials. Also try their Recommended books and reading lists