Established in 1913
Inyo County Free Library
Located in Independence, California
Collection highlights include local history, history of the Manzanar site, and Native American artifacts.
Located just south of Independence, California
Site of the World War II Manzanar War Relocation Center and now a National Park National Historic Site.
Departments and Elected Officials
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.
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.
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.
United States Census Bureau QuickFacts page of the latest Census Bureau statistics for Inyo County.
ESIA was established in the early 1970's to help the Inyo National Forest provide information and interpretive programs for the public. The website has an online store with books, maps, and other products of local interest. There is also an Eastern Sierra Interpretive Calendar that has schedules of interpretive events happening in the area.
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.
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.
The Internet Archive provides access to 6,000,000 public domain eBooks that can be read online and downloaded.
More than 29,000 eBooks are available free through ManyBooks.net. The eBooks can be read using most eReader devices.
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 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.
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.
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.
The University of CA Press has 700 eBooks available to the public which can be read online or printed.
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.
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.
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.