• Gale | eBook Collections


    Featured eBook Collections for Public Libraries

    Provide research assistance to the individuals in your community with these comprehensive eBook collections. These new bundles have been created specifically to:

    • Expand your collection of nonfiction eBooks across today’s most-studied topics
    • Connect you to leading educational content from Gale and its publishing partners -- DK, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Peterson’s, ABC-Clio, and more
    • Highlight popular series like The Complete Idiot’s Guide; Business Plans Handbooks; Eyewitness Travel Guides; Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, and more
    • Deliver resources tailored to the individuals who need it most

    Whether researching a personal interest, professional question, health concern, homework assignment or home improvement “how-to,” we’ve got you covered. Explore eBook subcollections for your community by downloading the title lists below, or  view all available resources today.

    The Artist

    The Artist

    For those who appreciate or practice art, this comprehensive collection of eBooks covers everything from history to how-to. 

    The Artist »


    The Avid Gardener

    The Gardener

    The smell of the soil, the weight of the spade, the pride in nature’s bounty – these feelings inspire gardeners everywhere to nurture plants and flowers. Cultivate their interest in gardening – whether acres of land or window boxes -- with essential titles spanning topics such as organic gardening, composting, and garden design.

    The Avid Gardener »


    The Beginner

    The Beginner

    Easy-to-follow introductory guides cover popular topics, from computers to cooking.

    The Beginner »


    The Book Club Member

    The Book Club Member

    Let your patrons discover and analyze literature like never before with titles and series like Edgar Allen Poe in Context, Novels for Students, Social Issues in Literature, and even The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter.

    The Book Club Member »


    The Caregiver

    Gale Public Library Personas - The Caregiver

     Offer trustworthy resources for people taking care of, finding care for, or just better understanding their elderly parents or caregivers in the healthcare industry.

    The Caregiver »


    The College Prepper

    The College Prepper

    Materials for teens and their parents to research colleges, programs, and careers along with test prep assistance.

    The College Prepper »


    The Cultural Enthusiast

    The Cultural Enthusiast

    A look at what makes cultures unique and interesting from art to politics

    The Cultural Enthusiast »


    The DIYer

    The DIYer

    From home remodel to car repair, great resources let "fixer" types (and wannabes) do it themselves more confidently.

    The DIYer »


    The Environmentalist

    The Environmentalist

    Resources for the eco-friendly recyclers and conservationists, or the everyday person with a newfound interest in going green.

    The Environmentalist »


    The Feminist

    The Feminist

    Explore politics, culture, society, media, history, and art through the lens of women.

    The Feminist »


    The Goal-getter

    The Goal-getter

    Help professionals learn new skills or refresh existing ones with eBook titles focused on business, management, and test preparation.

    The Goal-getter »


    The Health Care Professional

    The Health Care Professional

    Authoritative professional development and skill-enhancing resources for those in the medical field.

    The Health Care Professional »


    The Health Nut

    The Health Nut

    From alternative medicine to yo-yo diets, support interest on a wide range of general health and nutrition topics.

    The Health Nut »


    The High School Student

    The High School Student

    Provide homework help in the most-studied subjects, as well as resources to support college readiness and test preparation.

    The High School Student »


    The History Buff

    The History Buff

    Authoritative content for those seeking rich historical information about the world and U.S.

    The History Buff »


    The Home Chef

    The Home Chef

    Cookbooks, online classes, and a world of culinary knowledge for anyone interested in cuisine.

    The Home Chef »


    The Homeschoolers

    The Homeschooler

    Leading professional development resources for teachers are now available for homeschoolers as well.

    The Homeschoolers »


    The Informed Citizen

    The Informed Citizen

    Legal resources and forms, plus materials on all branches of government and their duties.

    The Informed Citizen »


    The International Executive

    The International Executive

    Authoritative, must-have business resources from a global prospective.

    The International Executive »


    The Job Seeker

    The Job Seeker

    Careers in Focus books from Facts on File are a great value for libraries and career centers. Written in an easy-to-understand style, these and other eBook titles help people explore industries and interests.

    The Job Seeker »


    The Kiddos

    The Kiddos

    Engage children in grades K - 6 with age-appropriate reference from leading publishers like DK and Encyclopedia Britannica.

    The Kiddos »


    The Librarian

    The Librarian

    Professional development resources for you, the librarian.

    The Librarian »


    The Lifelong Learner

    The Lifelong Learner

    Keep lifelong learners of all ages engaged on their ongoing quest for knowledge.

    The Lifelong Learner »


    The Maker

    The Maker

    Resources for the crafter—someone who likes to make things with their hands.

    The Maker »


    The Middle Schooler

    The Middle Schooler

    Educational resources for middle school-aged kids.

    The Middle Schooler »


    The Modern Family

    The Moderin Family

    Resources on marriage, parenting, divorce, and other topics relevant to family life today.

    The Modern Family »


    The Movie Geek

    The Movie Geek

    Complement your media collection with eResources for the cinema lovers in your community. 

    The Movie Geek »


    The Musician

    The Musician

    From history to how-tos ... no instrument, music genre, or artist is excluded from this collection.

    The Musician »


    The Photographer

    The Photographer

    Resources for photographers from hobbyists to professionals, covering how-to techniques for the most popular equipment, software, and more.

    The Photographer »


    The Retiree

    The Retiree

    Hobbies, travel, and more resources are just the ticket for retirees and their families. 

    The Retiree »


    The School Teacher

    The School Teacher

    Professional development resources for educators build skills to enhance careers.

    The School Teacher »


    The Senior Citizen

    The Senior Citizen

    Health resources for the aging population provides reliable information on specific health issues or general advice.

    The Senior Citizen »


    The Small Business Owner

    The Small Business Owner

    Give today's entrepreneurs the tools to develop and keep thriving businesses in your community. Support all stages of business development – exploring, starting, growing, managing, and beyond--with eBooks from Gale and its partners.

    The Small Business Owner »


    The Spanish Speaker

    The Spanish Speaker

    Raise your library's profile as a community resource with Spanish-language titles that suit many readers and interests.

    The Spanish Speaker »


    The Techie

    The Techie

    Resources on a wide array of computer-related topics for basic to advanced users

    The Techie »


    The Teen

    The Teen

    Supplement the academic High School Student eBook collection with teen-focused titles focusing on topics of wide interest, from drugs and alcohol, bullying and sexuality, to general interest and popular culture.

    The Teen »


    The Theatregoer

    The Theatregoer

    Make that theatre experience last with rich resources on plays and playwrights.

    The Theatregoer »


    The U.S. Traveler

    The US Traveler

    Help your travelers prep for any trip in the 50 states!

    The US Traveler »


    The World Traveler

    The World Traveler

    World travelers can start exploring exotic and faraway lands from home with these eResources.

    The World Traveler »