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About the Advanced Learners' Online Library
What is aolib.com and what makes it different?
Large Free Collection of Electronic Books
Instant Illustrated Dictionary Look-up
Aolib.com will show you, using its built-in dictionary with 527,784 definitions of 257,030 words, explanation of any word on which you double-click, like this:
Screenshot of the built-in dictionary look-up pane.
In our dictionary, 17,623 definitions in 16,594 entries are illustrated.
Try to double-click words on this page and see what happens.
Please note that you can
It is also possible to easily look up selected words using Wikipedia, Wiktionary, or custom online dictionary — see help page for more information on dictionaries and customization.
The collection is carefully and thoroughly categorized and
cross-linked, there are 64 genres and
8,719 subjects with which the books
are tagged. It's easy to find
We have Advanced Search that supports full-text, natural language, ranked search of not only book authors, titles, and subjects, but also book pages. Furthermore, aolib.com supports such such an exotic but highly useful way of searching as boolean search for genres. In plain English: it is easily possible to, say, find all books that are tagged with detective AND horror but NOT with nautical — be sure to check our Genre Assistant.
Registered users can also customize aolib.com beyond simple
skin selection (although we took special care not to turn this into a
Aolib.com has simple, clean design of an application. It is meant to be a tool, or an electronic appliance — as convenient as a good MP3 player or ebook reader is. It also differs from other ebook repositories in that it is built to be used as an online Reader assisting its users in many ways (explaining words, remembering last read page, etc.)
Aolib.com was built with two purposes in mind: entertainment
and education. For the former, it provides extensive, easily searchable
collection of books and convenient,
Fresh Look at Many Things
Getting Started with Aolib.com
It is highly recommended to register. Not only will you be able to customize the site, but aolib.com will also remember last read book page for you, allow for better searches, etc. — see this page for more information.
There is some information on
Further questions? Please see our help page.
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