Ebooks and Audio Ebooks
Got a new ereader? Check out this list of resources that provide FREE ebooks! You can also “borrow” ebooks by following this link to the State Library of Kansas.
Looking for library audiobooks to download to your mp3 player or smart phone?
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts – This is a collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.
American Mathematical Society E-books http://www.ams.org/publications/online-books/online_subject
Baen.com – free and very inexpensive SciFi books for your Kindle.
Bartleby.com – The Harvard Classics are among many free texts offered online at this award-winning site. There are also many classic reference works available here.
Bibliomania.com – This site has over 2,000 free classics. It also has reference books, biographies, and research works. You can read online in your browser.
Bookboon.com – Bookboon provides online textbooks for students in PDF format. They can be downloaded without registration.
Bookshelf: The National Library of Medicine’s growing collection of biomedical books that can be searched directly.
BookYards.com – BookYards has over 17,000 free ebooks. Their goal is to be the “Library Of The World”. They also provide access to hundreds of online libraries totaling over 800,000 books.
Classic Reader: Search this online library of thousands of free books by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and many others.
CARL Digital Library collection Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library
Connexions a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute:
Ebook Exchange these are the lendme borrowing books http://www.ebookexchange.com/index.php
eBooks @ AdelaideUniversity of Adelaide Classic Works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, History and Exploration and Travel.
e-library.net – E-Library as a section dedicated to free ebooks.
Ellora’s Cave offers free downloads of some of their titles. These range from short-short stories to novellas and “short novels”. Their website is at http://www.jasminejade.com/
Their content are romances, from their Blush line (sweet, suggestive, or sensual, not erotic) to erotic romances, even GBLT, etc., so there may be items of interest to a variety of patrons. I have downloaded a full science fiction romance from them in the past from what is now their Blush line. Formats available include Adobe PDF Microsoft Reader MobiPocket Rocket Book ePub HTML
FeedBooks is a digital library for both public domain and original books. Browsing friendly.
Fictionwise – over 15,000 ebooks in Kindle format as of December 2007 so there’s probably even more now.
FreeBookSpot – 4500 free ebooks in 100 categories.
Free-eBooks.net – Another online source for free ebooks. You can also submit your own free ebook here.
FreeKindleBooks.org – 1000s of Free Classic E-books in Kindle-compatible MOBI and PRC formats.
Freetechbooks.com – Great site for free tech books such as computer science, engineering and programming, textbooks and lecture notes.
FullBooks.com: Offers thousands of books that can be read online for free.
GetFreeBooks.com – Hundreds of free ebooks from dozens of categories with a lot of free computer programming books.
Globusz is unique in that it offers authors a place to publish their work in open content.
Search inside full-text online books. Find entire e-books available for free or read snippets of books for purchase.
“Best Sites for Free Kindle e-Books” site, http://www.elegantsimplelife.com/2010/05/best-sites-for-free-e-books-for-kindle/,
Jungle-search.com – This is updated twice daily with free books for your Kindle.
Lendle http://lendle.me/ lend and borrow Kindle books
Many literary classics including 1,900 full books, over 3,000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors.
Manybooks.net A large selection of ebooks and an easy to use site. Books are downloadable in many formats including Kindle. Many books is a digital library that takes e-books from Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, and other free sources and converts them to file formats suitable for e-readers. Browsing friendly.
Mobipocket.com – There is a nice selection from the free ebooks section of MobiPocket.
Munsey’s –some good books in Kindle format.
NCBI E-books http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books
On-Line Books Page at theUniversity ofPennsylvania, is a portal connecting to over 900,000 free books on the Web, in many formats.
Online Library of Liberty: The Library is where electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty are stored. These texts go back some 4,000 years and cover the disciplines of economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion,
Perseus Digital Library: Online collection of classic writings from antiquity fromTuftsUniversity’s Classics Department.
Pixel of Ink: Free and bargain Kindle books.
Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works and to encourage the creation and distribution of e-Books. Containing over 100,000 literary works which are in the public domain.
Sony Reader Store http://ebookstore.sony.com/category/free-ebooks