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Digital Collections

What are digital collections? 

They are collections of books, documents, manuscripts, and other texts and images that are completely available online. Images may also be included, such as photographs, maps, artwork, sheet music, and text page images.  Some of these are available for download and printing; others can only be viewed online. Some are arranged into online exhibits around a theme; others are searchable by key word, date, or other criteria. 

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The largest collections of free online full-text books and documents.

Google Books (& magazines)

Google Books now includes full text of several popular magazines, including Life Magazine. You'll see Magazines when you browse the categories, or use the Advanced Search to search by title or to narrow to magazines only (or books only).

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St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000