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

 

 

Overdrive - ebooks and eaudiobooks

Overdrive - CPC Regional Library's new eBook and audiobook service.

Check out our new service, Overdrive! New titles will be added regularly.

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.
 

 
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