Free Resources: eBooks

Take one, it's free

eBooks weren't originally within the scope of this project, but most libraries using OverDrive now offer eBooks. As with eaudiobooks, there are numerous sites out there that offer free ebooks.

Bookboon: Free Textbooks - Bookboon provides online textbooks for students in PDF format. The free ebooks can be downloaded without registration. Our books are legal and written exclusively for Bookboon. They are financed by a few in-book ads. - 20,000+ free eBooks library.

Feedbooks: Food for the Mind - On Feedbooks you'll discover thousands of public domain books and original books from new authors that you can read on any mobile device. - Free Online Computer Science and Programming Books, Textbooks, and Lecture Notes.

Foboko - An easy to use website that allows anyone to write, design, and publish eBooks free of charge, while allowing readers to break away from “typical” best sellers to discover independent and aspiring authors sharing their stories and wisdom today. - Thousands of full-text free books. - There are 26,421 eBooks available here and they're all free!

NumeriBooks - French language site for free eBooks in that language.

Online Books Page at UPenn - Listing over 35,000 free books on the Web.

PDFBooksWorld - Download free PDF books in many categories such as fiction, non-fiction, and children's books.

Planet eBook - A number of high quality ebooks meant to be a suitable alternative for print lovers.

Project Gutenberg - We carry high quality items: Our books were previously published on paper by bona fide publishers and digitized by us with the help of thousands of volunteers. All our ebooks can be easily downloaded: Choose between ePub, Mobipocket, HTML and simple text formats.

Read Print Library: Online Books, Poems, Short Stories - Free online books library for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.

WOWIO: Books Evolved - With WOWIO, you can read complete books online for FREE or pay to download PDF versions of the same eBooks. On occasion, some downloads will be offered FREE to members of WOWIO through commercial sponsorship. With the support of commercial sponsorships, online ads, and your paid downloads, WOWIO is able to compensate authors and publishers with the mission to FREE BOOKS + FREE MINDS.

20 Best Websites to Download Free eBooks - Looking for more? This blog post covers some of the sites our list misses, as does this one: Ebooks in Libraries. Here is a similar post from a blog titled Free Technology for Teachers. After a discussion of the issues surrounding current models for lending eBooks through libraries, this article lists various free resources for finding eBooks, many of which are already listed on this page:  E-Books and Libraries - What's Available for Free.