eBook Libraries

eBook libraries book shelf - select a book to see the library list
eBook libraries book shelf - select a book to see the library list

The linked lists represents only a small portion of the free eBook libraries available today. Each of the libraries listed provides free services to the public. Depending on the library book can be presented in either single or multiple formats.
What's New in the Libraries! (Winter 2011)

Literature for Children:
A collection of over 1600 children's literature titles from the US and UK presented by the State University Libraries of Florida.
I Write It is a site for downloading books written primarily for use in e-reader devices such as the Amazon Kindle. Formats for books include TXT, EPUB, MOBI, FB@, PDB, and PDF.

BigUniverse (K-8):
This site has curriculum and tools for learning, assessment, reading and writing development, using a vast library of online books. The site has a three-pronged approach: reading, creating and sharing online children's booksGoogle eBookstore:
Google eBooks, formerly called Google Editions, has hundreds of thusands of poular titles for sale and millions of books for free.

U.S. Foreign Service Language Courses:
Student texts in PDF format, and audio in MP3 format for over 30 l**Barnes &**
has more than a 100 titles available, and you don’t need a Nook electronic eBook reader to access. PDF and EPUB
47 categories of books in HTML, PDF, Mobipocket, and ePub formats. Free Book Collections:
Free classics, out of copyright, pre-1923, and limited-time promotional books in Kindle format.

Search tools:
Free Books Spot:

Free newspaper apps for the iPad:

PBS Kids mobile apps:
Variety of interactive ebooks for the iPad, iPhone ,and iPod Touch.
Textbooks for Free:
Text books site related to technology

NCERT Textbooks:
for India look in the English teaching section for all grade levels for some good books (PDF format)
Text (html & txt) and audio (.mp3) versions of books for download or reading online. (usually from audio or

Free public domain audio books in a variety of formats (MP3, iPod, iTunes). (usually from audio or

Hundreds of books available in the ebook open web standard format – epub.
**Open Book Project**:
Students and teachers will find quality, free textbooks and materials here.
Students can download free textbooks, from economics to biology to study abroad here.
Trail Blazing from the Royal Society:
60 articles chosen the Royal Society's journals (html, PDF)

Panjab Digital Library:
Panjab Digital Library represents an effort to preserve and make accessible the rich heritage of Panjab through digitization. Books magazines, newspapers, and photos related to the Sikhs and the Indian region o Panjab.

New Zealand Electronic Text Centre (
Free online archive of New Zealand and Pacific Islands texts and heritage materials. (HTML, XML, ePub)
CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12. Using an open-content, web-based collaborative model termed the "FlexBook," CK-12 intends to pioneer the generation and distribution of high quality educational content that will serve both as core text as well as provide an adaptive environment for learning.
iPhone Lite reader and additional books are free. $0.99 for full version of reader with 47 books.

eBook Search Queen:
search engine for ebooks and documents in pdf, doc, ppt, txt and rtf formats

WOWIO Mobile:
iPhone, iPod Touch, a recent BlackBerry, or a Google Android-based phone,* you can now have the entire WOWIO library in your pocket.

Access thousands of e-books free of charge. PDF and Mobi (.PRC) format. Registration required (free).

collection of books in .doc format

Online Novels,,
Names, descriptions and web addresses of more than 700 novels available on the internet.

Over 500 free audio and video titles. This directory features free audio books, lectures, speeches, sermons, interviews, and many other Browse over 15,000educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and videos. Most audio titles can be downloaded in digital formats such as MP3 and most video titles are available to stream online.

**Read Print**
A free online library that offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.

Newbery Honor Books and Medal Winners:
Nine award winning books by women authors from the 20's though the 60's.

Inkless Tales:
Variety of early reader/emeregent and dolch stories.

Light Up Your Brain:
18 Children's stories read aloud.

World Digital Library:
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

Harlequin Free Romance:
As part of Harlequin’s 60th anniversary you can get 16 free romance novels from eHarlequin online.

Infinity Studio Flip Books:
18 different manga series available as online flip books.

Kindle Store:!133141011%2Cn%3A154606011&page=1
Amazon does have free books for the Kindle reading device.

Google Books:
has lots of public domain books in PDF and txt formats.

Google Books Mobile:
Google’s version of books for the web enabled cell phone.

Wattpad Mobile:
Wattpad ebooks are uploaded by community members and include: stories, essays, jokes, etc. Can be read on a computer or mobile phone. Ebooks are in a plain text or html format.

16 free epub children's picture books

Sony Classic Books from Google:
500,000 public domain books for the Sony Reader

Tar Heel Reader:
Easy to read and accessible books for beginning teenaged readers.

GenieBooks in PowerPoint:
Decodable books for beginning readers in HTML or PPT, with books identified by phonic

**Nintendo DS 100 Classic Book Collection**:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times - the iconic opening line from "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Well, now you can definitely enjoy the best of times with Mr Dickens and scores of his fellow writers with the 100 Classic Book Collection on Nintendo DS!
**British Library Online Gallery**:
Digitized original classics. An audio feature allows a visitor to have the book read aloud (original version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground, Mozart's Musical Diary includes 75 audio excerpts).
A picture book collection that uses a flash display to show the entire book, but has no option for zooming or enlarging. Users are able to create their own bookshelves from the extensive collection (over 300 books).
Connexions – Open Source Textbooks:
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:

Book Gold Mine:
Links to texts in the categories of Biology, Business, Computer Science, Math and Physics.
Feedbooks is a e-reading platform compatible with mobile devices where you can download free e-books available in multiple formats (ePub, Mobipocket, Kindle, PDF, Sony Reader, iLiad)
pdf Search Engine:
Search for books in PDF format.
Kids' Corner from Wired for Books:
Audio stories from Beatrix Potter (English, French, German, and Japanese) and Alice Adventures in Wonderland, Frog Prince, Christmas "Carol, Grimm's Fairy Tales, and more (Real media)
Kennedy Center's Storytime Online:
Four video story books (Real)
Penguin Books - We Tell Stories:
Exciting variety of newly created short stories matched with classics. Includes a Google map story, some Choose Your Own Adventures, a presentation story, a story told though twittter, and a simultaneous written story.
Children's Literature From the Rare Book Room of the Library of Congress:
Large number of children's books in PDF and online page flip formats.
Read At Work:
A very fun ebook site that delivers books (poetry, short stories, and classics) in what looks like PowerPoint presentations. The site from the New Zealand Book Council delivers the texts using Flash that looks like PowerPoint. Very fun as the Flash application that runs in fullscreen and looks exactly like a Windows XP desktop with book categories to choose from. 20+ texts in FLASH.
BooksInMyPhone: (by phone:
Hundreds of titles, search by title or author, or browse by topic. Download java files.
Over 30,000 books and novels viewable on the iPhone and iPod.
Digitized Materials from the Rare Book & Special Collections Division:
Over five special collections from the Library of Congress, scanned books in two image sizes.
Chronicling America:
Historic American Newspapers: view newspaper pages from 1897-1910. Scanned images, text, pdf (searchable)
Planet eBook:
A collection of over forty leading classic novels (PDF) - one and two page layout versions.
PDF Books:
Over 7,000 downloadable public domain e-books, classified alphabetically by author (in the Open Literature section). All files are in pdf format (standard or mobile versions for a small screen (more pages)).
Index site with links to" free e-books and more. In plain text, RTF, HTML, downloadable files, or as PDFs.
Diesel eBooks Free Collection:
Over 750 free e-books representing more than 400 authors, formatted for both Microsoft Reader (.txt files) and Mobipocket. Includes classic American and British fiction, U.S. history, children's literature, Shakespeare, African-American documents and more.
Moon Books Project:
eBooks for Nintendo DS device. Over 80 downloadable files, some with multiple books, mostly classics.
Bound by Law: Tales from the Public Domain: __
The graphic novel "Bound by Law translates [copyright] law into plain English and abstract ideas into 'visual metaphors.' So the comic's heroine, Akiko, brandishes a laser gun as she fends off a cyclopean 'Rights Monster' - all the while learning copyright law basics, including the line between fair use and copyright infringement."
HarperCollins Browse Inside:
HarperCollins has a special feature on their website called "Browse Inside," an application allowing visitors to sample whole books from the list of HarperCollins titles online using a special flash display. Click on the Browse Inside link to access content. Over 500 titles in the general section and similar number in the children's section.
Children's Books:
Delivers public domain literature with high quality audio. Read and listen via web browser or download mp3.
Tor publishing, which offers a wide range of science fiction, is offering free weekly books if you sign up
Burst, Steven:
Noted science fiction author Steven Burst has released a Firefly novel under the Creative Commons license (PDF & Word).
Tampa Reads:
Three books (HTML) for 1st Grade readers.
Collins Compendium of Free Online Comic Books:
A wide variety of comics and graphic novels.
9/11 Report:
Graphic novel version of the report from Slate Magazine.
Selected stories from their site are available free as PDF single sheets and as MP3 files.
The Graphic Novel version of the NBC television show Heroes.
Links to seventeen * online/downloadable graphic novels.
Full Story's Graphic Novel Archive:
Links to a number of online graphic novels including Darkhorse's version of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds.
NYC 2123:
Graphic novels for the web and PSP. Library:
Seven authors of famous classic horror including Poe and Lovecraft (HTML).
Literature Network:
Over 1900 full books and over 3000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors (HTML).
free audiobooks from the public domain in mp3 or ogg formats
Book Glutton:
Mixing online book reading with discussion groups. Uses a three panel display for the text, the center panel shows the text, the side panels Talk and Mark,: Talk for conversation with other about the book; and Mark to take notes about the book.
Motion Mountain Physics:
Free downloadable physics text book.
Hour of the Wolf Science Fiction Collection:
Links to science fiction and fantasy books online.
Provides direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals which allow some or all of their online content to be viewed by anyone for free (though some may require free registration).
Free USA e-books:
USA Today's Open Book program, over 25 books in HTML. Open Book runs original stories from well-known novelists and offers them free to all visitors, published in weekly installments.
"WAP-enabled" ( for free e-books for your mobile phone (cellphone).
PSP (PlayStation Portable)-friendly e-books, visit :
Ask Sam ebooks:
Free searchable e-books. Some classic literature, US Govt reports, legislative, legal, judicial & political documents. Requires registration & downloading the free askSam viewer software to use.
- Free short story podcasts (like audiobooks, but shorter)
Over 1500 texts in a variety of genres (PDF, Sony, iLiad)
Southwestern Classics On-line:
Five classic books about Texas and the Southwest (HTM)
Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature: __
Digitized versions of children's books published in Great Britain and the United States from the early 1700s through the current year (scanned images).
Freeload Press:
Textbooks on accounting, economics, education, math, study, and productivity tools
Rare Book Room:
A large number of rare books, available as high resolution photographs or PDF
Flashback Universe:
Over 7 high quality image comics.
Creative Commons Books:
Over 50 works that are or have been commercially available in hardcopy and have an ISBN
22 free audiobooks with registration
Center for Educational Technology and Learning (CETL):
Great excerpt from Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation in Flash and audio (MP3).
Cell Phone Books - information, creation tools, and library links
Lovecraft Country: Return to Arkham:
Comic book set in H.P. Lovecraft's Arkham in 1933. Seth Fletcher has just journeyed to Arkham, seeking his brother lost years before, but as he will soon discover, all is not as it seems.
WOWIO is a new kind of online bookstore that enables readers to download ebooks for free, using commercial sponsorships to compensate authors and publishers (free account required). EBooks available in PDF format.
Munseys : Formerly Blackmask:
over 20,000 texts in a variety of formats: .lit, .html, .pds, etc.
the Kurt Vonnegut Library:
15 books from the author in PDF, Word, txt, and MP3
Open Library:
A great demonstration of a selected number of books from the Internet Archive, displaying how books can be shared on the internet.
Book search tool that searches the catalogs of libraries near you to find the books that you want to check out and read.
Provides literature study guides, chapter summaries and analysis, topics for discussion, quotes, style, themes and character analysis (html).
Diesel eBooks:
Over 700 free ebooks formatted for Microsoft Reader (LIT)