Electronic Books List

De Gruyter LIS Books

Get access to 45 electronic books in Library and Information Science predominantly IFLA publications . Institutional registration is required through the Kenya PERii page.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Britannica Online academic edition delivers fast and easy access to high quality information in a vast range of subject areas. It provides a single point of access to the full text of the Encyclopædia Britannica plus a range of other titles and databases.

For institutional access, get in touch with the Country Coordinator


Ebrary academic complete offers access to more than fifty thousand electronic books in all subject areas. For institutional access, forward details to the PERii Country Coordinator

Oxford English Dictionary Online

The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium.  It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning-history-pronunciation of over a million words both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources. Institutional access is available through registration on the Kenya PERii page.

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO)

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SRMO links researchers to content from books, book chapters, journals, reference books, videos etc.

Researchers can explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.  Visit the website for more information. For access, provide institutional details to the Country Coordinator.

Taylor & Francis

Get access to Taylor and Francis bestselling ebook titles from twelve key subject areas. Institutional access is available through registration on the Kenya PERii page.



Directory of Open Access Books

Welcome to the Directory of Open Access Books whose primary aim is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. This directory has more than 2116 e- books, all of which are in Open Access and meet academic standards. The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of OAPEN Foundation (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague.


InTech is a pioneer and world's largest multidisciplinary open access publisher of books covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine. Since 2004, InTech has collaborated with more than 86,890 authors and published 2,395 books and 6 journals with the aim of providing free online access to high-quality research and helping leading academics to make their work visible and accessible to diverse new audiences around the world.

Read, download and share free eBooks and Journals on the following subject areas:

·         Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology (644)

·         Life Sciences (63)

·         Health Sciences (249)

·         Social Sciences and Humanities (4)


FreeBooks4Doctors was created to promote the free availability of medical books on the Internet. Get access to 395 books on different fields of medicine.

Medical Student

MedicalStudent.com is a digital library of authoritative medical information for all students of medicine. It contains over 250 medical textbooks arranged alphabetically in topics from Anatomy to Urology. Each textbook included is free to use, in part or in whole.

Online Books

The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. The site is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. The online books listed on this page have been authored, placed online, and hosted, by a wide variety of individuals and groups throughout the world.


Open Book Publishers

Open Book Publishers was founded in 2008 by a small group of academics at the University of Cambridge. It offers online digital editions free of charge so that students, researchers and members of the public who cannot afford a printed edition can still have access to quality research.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android or other portable device.

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)  which was launched in April 2012 is the official World Bank open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. It contains research from thousands of works including World Bank published books from 2009-2012; all World Development Reports (WDRs) since 1978;  Policy Research Working Papers (PRWP) from 2009-2012; Economic and Sector Work (ESW) studies from 2009-2012; Journal articles from 2007-2010 published in World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and World Bank Research Observer (WBRO).