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SOURCES OF FREE E-BOOKS
Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library

 

 
OneClickDigital e-books have been added to our existing collection of digital audiobooks. Download to your Apple, Andriod, Kindle Fire or PC device using Adobe Digital Editions.

Home Grown eBooks Home Grown eBooks, via NC LIVE, a pilot project which pulls together eBooks from eight North Carolina publishers and makes them available to all of the NC LIVE libraries across the state.

http://www.nclive.org/browse/ebooks "NC LIVE is North Carolina’s statewide online library service." CPC library card number required. Titles are not downloadable to all devices; see details at http://www.nclive.org/ebooks/downloadable-info.

http://www.bookbub.com Email newsletter service that offers limited-time free or discounted titles. Users create a free account to receive email offers.

http://www.gutenberg.org/  “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. “

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Free-e-books/379001668/  Claims to have thousands of free e-books, but only about 100 or so are listed. Can be used on iPad, iPhone, Android, NOOK, and PC.

http://manybooks.net/  “There are more than 29,000 e-books available here and they're all free!”

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/  “Listing over 900,000 free books on the Web”

http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-e-books/b/ref=sv_kinc_1?ie=UTF8&node=1286228011  Look on the left under Special Features/Free E-Book collections. “Free classics and out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books, as well as limited-time free promotional e-books available for Kindle.”

http://www.smashwords.com/  “Discover Great E-books from Indie authors and publishers.”

http://www.kobobooks.com/  299 titles in multiple formats.

http://www.archive.org/details/texts  “The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.”

http://www.baen.com/library  Baen Books, publisher of science fiction and fantasy, offers a number of their titles as free downloads.

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books  The Online Books Page from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries offers an index of hundreds of thousands of online books freely available on the Internet.
 

OneClickDigital ebooks and eaudiobooks
REFERENCES
“Free E-Books for Happy Patrons” by Rebecca Vnuk, Public Libraries, Vol. 50, No. 1
“Free Resources for Your E-Reader” by WEBJUNCTION, available at http://nc.webjunction.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=112101931&name=DLFE-30880002.pdf