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Dharamshala Community Library

TibetanGeeks provides books on web development to borrow at the Dharamshala Community Library. There are the latest books on HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and WordPress.

The Library re-opened on 26 April 2010 in its new location on Jogibara Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala.

The main aim of the Library is to promote intellectual and creative awareness in the Community by providing a space for reading. The other goal is to give Tibetan youths a way to gain more knowledge in their free time.

Read more about your Dharamshala Library

Books about using computers, the Internet, and making websites: are at the Library.

free online technical books ^

free online tech books collections ^

tech bookshops ^

The best places to buy books in India.

free online non-tech books collections ^

  • Digital Library of India, New Delhi → http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/
    "Hosted by: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in co-operation with CMU, IIIT, NSF, ERNET and MCIT for the Government of India and 21 participating centers."
    Books in many languages, including Tibetan, Hindi, Sanskrit, and English; can search by title, author, year, subject, language; Books are scans, saved as tiff.
    PDF section: http://www.new1.dli.ernet.in/partner_collection.php 928 books, downloadable as PDF. Books in Hindi, Sanskrit, and English. Unfortunately not searchable, but you can browse the list of books and see title, author, subject, language.
  • Google Books → http://www.books.google/
    Many many books, all searchable, read online. Really great resource — but be aware that Google has big privacy problems for you.
  • MobiPocket free e-books→ http://www.mobipocket.com/freebooks/
    Many kinds of books
    All their free online e-books. In format for reading with the free Mobipocket eBook Reader (Windows) 2010 : MobiPocket
  • Open Library → http://www.openlibrary.org/
    Many kinds of books, all non-technical.
    Free, and to borrow. Many formats: PDF, plain text, DAISY, ePub, DjVu, MOBi, Kindle.
  • Project Gutenberg → http://www.gutenberg.org/
    Many kinds of books, mostly Western classics.
    Read online; download as .lit, .pdf, or .prc
  • ReadPrint → http://www.readprint.com/
    Many kinds of books, mostly non-tech
    "Free online books library for students, teachers, and the classics enthusiast. Absolutely FREE online books. Thousands of novels, poems, stories. Easy to read books online."
  • Scribd → http://www.Scribd.com/ (pronunced "scribbd" - all one syllable)
    No tech books; lots of nice Buddhism books.
    Large collection of books. Displays nicely, searchable. Can print or download but have to register to do that. You can upload open-source/public books.
    Scribd 101 - How to use Scribd
  • Tibetan Geeks → http://www.tibetangeeks.com/downloads/books/
    Some non-tech free books are here.
    Free tech books are in their related section at http://www.tibetangeeks.com/downloads/
  • Wikipedia books → http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books
    Any kind of book.
    On any Wikipedia page, you can create a book of an article, or any number of articles, in PDF or ODF format.
    You can buy a printed version of your book from PediaPress
  • Wikibooks → http://en.wikibooks.org/
    Many kinds of books.
    The open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit.
  • Wikiversity → http://en.wikiversity.org/
    Many kinds of books.
    Learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning.
    Just like on Wikipedia, you can create a book of an article, or any number of articles, in PDF or ODF format.

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Go to sources of more books, info about e-book formats, and more

Go to links for non-technical books to download

Go to TibetanGeeks books downloads

  • From Ansari Road: A journey through English-language publishing in India. May 2011, Himal Magazine
    (Maybe some day there will be an article about Tibetan publishing in India?!)

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