Find Free E-books

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Here’s a list of websites that provide FREE e-books!

4,600 Public Domain Books – These are Kindle books available directly from The Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library. Its mission is to “include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.”

eBooks AddAll – searches 30+ eBook Web sites: 18 U.S. retailers, 7 U.K. retailers, 1 Australian retailer, five free Web sites. At the bottom of the page are links to browsing several dozen categories, free eBooks from Amazon, BN, Sony and Harlequin and Advanced search. Advanced search lets you select by device brand, format, source and sort by price.

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 – free and very inexpensive SciFi books for your Kindle. – The Harvard Classics are among many free texts offered online at this award-winning site. There are also many classic reference works available here.

Best Sites for Free Kindle e-Books – 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 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 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.

California Free Digital Textbook Initiative FlexBooks for K-12

Classic Reader: Search this online library of thousands of free books by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and many others.

Closed Circle, a company made of C. J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, and Lynn Abbey (Science Fiction/Fantasy authors) has some of their works available for free or inexpensively. They are gradually getting back the rights to their own books.

Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library CARL Digital Library collection

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 is a lending and borrowing marketplace for Kindle™ and Nook™ ebooks.


eBooks AddAll – searches 30+ eBook Web sites: 18 U.S. retailers, 7 U.K. retailers, 1 Australian retailer, five free Web sites. At the bottom of the page are links to browsing several dozen categories, free eBooks from Amazon, BN, Sony and Harlequin and Advanced search. Advanced search lets you select by device brand, format, source and sort by price.

eBooks @ AdelaideUniversity of Adelaide Classic Works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, History and Exploration and Travel. – E-Library as a section dedicated to free e-books.

Ellora’s Cave offers free downloads of some of their titles. These range from short-short stories to novellas and “short novels”. 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.

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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. – Another online source for free ebooks. You can also submit your own free ebook here. – 1000s of Free Classic E-books in Kindle-compatible MOBI and PRC formats. – Great site for free tech books such as computer science, engineering and programming, textbooks and lecture notes. Offers thousands of books that can be read online for free. – 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.

Google Books Search inside full-text online books. Find entire e-books available for free or read snippets of books for purchase.

Harvard University Open Collections Program

HathiTrust – Millions of digital books, journals, government documents, and other volumes, from research libraries. Both public domain and in-copyright works across a full range of subjects are included. All items are discoverable, but viewability depends on each individual items copyright status.

Illinois Harvest

Inkmesh – search engine of 34 Web sites offering free and pay eBooks. Browse by eReader or subject. Search by author, title, topic. Narrow searched listings by price, type of content, e.g., ebook, etextbook, newspaper, etc., Amazon rating, type of eReader, language, and exclude public domain. The listing for each title gives title, author, subjects, devices, e.g., Kindle, Nook, iPhone, Android, iPad, etc., short description (if available), and Amazon rating (if available). Clicking a title lists the sites offering the title, free sites at the top of the list, followed by pay sites from least to most expensive. Clicking a Web site goes to the listing on the Web site for downloading.

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Internet Archive’s Ebook and Texts Archive – This is updated twice daily with free books for your Kindle.

Lendle lend and borrow Kindle books

Literature Network
Many literary classics including 1,900 full books, over 3,000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors. 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. – There is a nice selection from the free ebooks section of MobiPocket.

Munsey’s –some good books in Kindle format.

NCBI E-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,

Open Textbook Catalog FROM StudentPIRGs

Orange Grove Open Textbooks from University Press of Florida

Perseus Digital Library: Online collection of classic writings from antiquity fromTuftsUniversity’s Classics Department.

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