1. IBM has a Web site that has the manuals in HTML format. It look a lot like the Library Reader interface on the SoftCopy CD. You can use a tool like NetAttaché or AnaWave to get all the HTML pages and supporting files from this site. Then you can install this on your server. Take a look at
http://as400bks.rochester.ibm.com/bookmgr/home.htm and see what's there.
2. IBM also has the manuals in PDF format (Acrobat Reader). You can download these, install on your server, and build a Web page that lists them. Maybe use the technique in 1. to retrieve the list as well as the PDF files. Most browsers can use Acrobat Reader as a helper app. Look at
for a starting point.
3. This is the one that doesn't use the browser. Put the books from the SoftCopy CD on the AS/400 or a network server. Then install the Library Reader on any PC's that need access, mapping a drive to the location of the books.
Hope this helps