New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System


Free Sources for E-books

The following sites (in no particular order) are sources for free e-books.

NC LIVE Home Grown eBook Collection
A collection of more than 3,400 fiction and nonfiction titles are part of NC LIVE's permanent collections (they are yours forever!), and can be read simultaneously by an unlimited number of readers.
NC LIVE eBooks
Links to HomeGrown eBooks Collection, eBook Central, EBSCOhost Collection, RBDigital, Gale Virtual Reference, Credo Reference, and ABC-CLIO eBook Collection. Requires NC LIVE password and possible account set-up with each vendor.
Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.
Barnes and Noble
Thousands of free e-books for use on iPad, iPhone, Android, Nook, and PC.
ManyBooks
More than 29,000 e-books available for Kindle, Nook, iPad, and other e-readers.
Amazon.com
Free classics and out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books plus limited-time free promotional e-books for Kindle.
Free Kindle Books.org
Thousands of free classic e-books.
Smashwords
E-books from Indie authors and publishers.
Kobo Books
Whether you’re on an iPhone or BlackBerry smartphone, Mac or PC, Sony Reader or a device we don’t even know about yet, Kobo is geared toward helping book lovers enjoy eReading anytime, anyplace, on any device.
Internet Archive
Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.
Baen Free Library
A number of free e-books from Baen Books, publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Online Books Page
Over 1 million titles compiled by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books
A growing collection of academic books available in a variety of languages for download as a PDF.