Many sources of free ebooks and information abound on the Internet. Here are a few places one can go to help find free ebooks that can be downloaded into apps like Kindle, Nook, and PDF readers.

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If you're an educator, you can join and add to this page. Just ask to join, disclose who you are and why you want to join and edit away! This is linked from the book Collaborative Writing in the Cloud and can be a useful resource for teachers who want to help students find and download free ebooks.

eBook Indexes

Free eBook catalogs

  • Librivox - free audio books. They also look for volunteers to read the books.
  • Project Gutenberg - thousands of free books originally published by publishers but now in the public domain. You can also self publish here.
  • Kobo - Several thousand free books including classics
  • Bookyards - Primarily history books downloadable in PDF format
  • AIM Open Textbook Initiative - American Institute of Math is releaseing free, open-source textbooks that meet the requirements of their editorial board.
  • Free topics and ebooks
  • Digital Library of Science
  • eBook Takeaway - Many classic literature authors are available here

Checking out eBooks

Apps for reading ebooks