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Free E-Books Are Here!

2010 November 3
by Christina Manz

This guest post by John Pecoraro of the Big Country Library System is a great resource for the free e-books available to you and your library community. Thanks, John.

Face it, e-books are here to stay, and it is inevitable that library patrons are going to want to know where to find them. They’re especially going to want to know where to find the free e-books. Look no further, the free e-books are here (or at least at the following websites):

Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free e-books to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony reader, iPhone, Android, or other portable device.

ManyBooks provides over 28,000 free e-books for your PDA, iPod, or eBook reader. Genres include classics, espionage, mystery/detective, science fiction, history, women’s studies, and many more.

OnlineFreeEBooks provides links to e-books mostly in pdf in categories including automotive maintenance and repair, engineering, health and medical, and hobbies.

OnlineComputerBooks provides details about free computer books, free ebooks, free programming books, free online books and sample chapters related to Information and Communication Technology, Computer Science, and the Internet.

BookYards‘ goal is to be Library to the World. The web portal has over 17,000 e-books to download, as well as thousands of external web links and links to e-books in other sources.

The Online Books Page lists over 40,000 free e-books on the Web.

Bibliomania provides free online literature with more than 2,000 classic texts (fiction, drama, poetry, short stories).

Read Easily is an e-book library designed to provide an adaptive reading experience. The reader selects font size, font color, and background color. All titles are in HTML to be compatible with text to speech software.

PDFbooks offers around 5,000 downloadable public domain e-books in pdf.

Planet eBook is the home of free classic literature.

Lots of free e-books are available for download at e-Library.

E-Books Directory is a daily growing list of free downloadable e-books and documents.

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