[Web4lib] free ebooks
crippel at ckls.org
Wed Aug 17 13:59:33 EDT 2011
The following listed was just posted on our Kansas state listserv.
4,600 Public Domain Books
-- These are Kindle books available directly from Amazon.com
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts <http://infomotions.com/alex/> --
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
Baen.com <http://www.baen.com/library/> -- free and very inexpensive
SciFi books for your Kindle.
Bartleby.com <http://www.bartleby.com/index.html> -- 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 <http://www.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 <http://bookboon.com/us> -- Bookboon provides online
textbooks for students in PDF format. They can be downloaded without
Bookshelf: The National Library of Medicine's growing collection of
biomedical books that can be searched directly.
BookYards.com <http://www.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.
_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.
CARL Digital Library collection _Combined Arms Research Library Digital
_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
_eBooks @ Adelaide_ University of Adelaide Classic Works of Literature,
Philosophy, Science, History and Exploration and Travel.
e-library.net <http://e-library.net/free-ebook.htm> -- 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 <http://www.feedbooks.com/publicdomain> is a digital library
for both public domain and original books. Browsing friendly.
Fictionwise <http://www.fictionwise.com/help/kindleFaq.htm> -- 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 <http://www.free-ebooks.net/> -- Another online source
for free ebooks. You can also submit your own free ebook here.
FreeKindleBooks.org <http://freekindlebooks.org/> -- 1000s of Free
Classic E-books in Kindle-compatible MOBI and PRC formats.
Freetechbooks.com <http://www.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 <http://www.getfreeebooks.com/> -- Hundreds of free
ebooks from dozens of categories with a lot of free computer programming
_Globusz_ is unique in that it offers authors a place to publish their
work in open content.
Google Books <http://books.google.com/>
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_
"Best Sites for Free Kindle e-Books" site,
free books for your Kindle
_Internet Archive's Ebook and Texts Archive_
Jungle-search.com <http://www.jungle-search.com/US/kindle.php#free> --
This is updated twice daily with free books for your Kindle.
Lendle http://lendle.me/ lend and borrow Kindle books
Literature Network <http://www.online-literature.com/>
Many literary classics including 1,900 full books, over 3,000 short
stories and poems by over 250 authors.
Manybooks.net <http://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 <http://www.mobipocket.com/freebooks/default.aspx> --
There is a nice selection from the free ebooks section of MobiPocket.
Munsey's <http://www.munseys.com/joomla/> --some good books in Kindle
NCBI E-books http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books
On-Line Books Page <http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/> at the
University of Pennsylvania, 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 from Tufts University's Classics Department.
Project Gutenberg <http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page> 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
Inkmesh <http://inkmesh.com/> - 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
eBooks AddAll <http://ebooks.addall.com/> - 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.
Central Kansas Library System
Great Bend, Kansas
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