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WikiBooks is the open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit. The English and German collections have more than 1000 books, while books in many other languages are available too. Like all wiki spaces, it’s a democratic community and collaboration.

FreeEtextbooksOnline.com is the source for free eTextbooks. It brings you free digital textbooks from all sources and for all courses! It offers free eTextbooks for many subject categories and for all tablet and digital textbook viewing devices.

Textbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors. On this site you’ll find links and reviews of textbooks and select educational resources. Some of the books are PDF files, others are viewable online as e-books, or some are simply web sites containing course or multimedia content.

150 Free Textbooks : A Meta Collection by Open Culture

Open Textbook Catalog created by Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups), and has more information about open textbooks.

You can get more FREE Textbooks Resources here.

Free Audio eBooks

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format, it’s an online service of Florida’s Educational Technology Clearinghouse. You can:

  • Download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the go,
  • Listen to the Mp3 files on your computer,
  • View the text on a webpage and read along as you listen,
  • Print out the stories and poems to make your own book.

Librivox is acoustical library of books in the public domain, it provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. You can volunteer to record books too. Free eBooks are predominantly sourced from the extensive Gutenberg library. Other sources include Storynory for children’s books. Also check out the list of audiobook and eBook resources courtesy of LibrarianChick.

Books Should Be Free hosts hundreds of free audio books in a wide range of genres. All of the audio books in the collection are either public domain or Creative Commons works.

LearnOutLoud.com has scoured the Internet to bring you over 3000 free audio and video titles, lectures, speeches, sermons, interviews, and more. Most audio titles can be downloaded in digital formats such as MP3 and most video titles are available to stream online.

Free Children’s eBooks

International Children’s Digital Library – the largest digital collections of children’s book, ICDL has over 4,400 books in 54 languages representing 64 countries, they even have Apps for iPad and iPhone

Oxford Owl has over 100 free eBooks and activities with children’s favorite characters like Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy, the Project X team and Winnie the Witch. There are narrations and activities with books.

The Story Place is a children’s digital library produced by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties. It features digital stories in English and Spanish for students of pre-school age to lower elementary schoolers.

Story Time For Me is a website with free online children’s e-books with beautiful animation and narration.

Children’s Book Forever collects free children’s books that had became classics around the world, including English, Danish, Afrikaans, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish… new books are added constantly.

FreeReading is a high-quality, open source, free reading intervention program for grades pK-6, downloads, prints, teaching materials are all completely free!

Teaching Library is the place to discover free teaching ideas and lessen resources linked to children’s books and literature.

K12 Handhelds eBooks by K12 Handhelds, Inc. are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, there are eBooks for upper elementary to middle school students covering Language Art, Math, Social studies and Science.

Scholastic Listen and Read has fantastic online reading activities for early learners.  There are 54 nonfiction read-along books that include words, images and sound.  At the end of the book students can click on the unfamiliar new vocabulary to hear the word said again.  This follow-up exposure reinforces word recognition, vocabulary and ideas.

Free eBooks

The AMS Bookstore of American Mathematical Society offers an extensive collection of books on the history of mathematics.

Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg – the place where you can download over 33,000 free eBooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device. Over 100,000 free eBooks are available through their Partners, Affiliates and Resources. Project Gutenberg isn’t limited just to primary and “classic” texts, it also includes periodicals and textbooks covering a range of subjects–astronomy, mathematics, visual arts, music–as well as encyclopedias, atlases, biographies, music collections (notation and MIDI files), and histories, among others. It also has a large collection of audio books. Copyright for most of these books has expired in the United States. (They may still be copyrighted in other countries.) So anybody may make verbatim or non-verbatim copies of those works. (Project Gutenberg Adds Dropbox Support, Perfect for Syncing to All Your Devices)

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The “Rare Book Room” site has been constructed as an educational site intended to allow the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world. Over the last decade, a company called “Octavo” digitally photographed some of the world ’s great books from some of the greatest libraries. These books were photographed at very high resolution (in some cases at over 200 megabytes per page). This site contains all of the books (about 400) that have been digitized to date. These range over a wide variety of topics and rarity. The books are presented so that the viewer can examine all the pages in medium to medium-high resolution.

Manybooks – Many of the eTexts are from the November, 2003 Project Gutenberg DVD, which contains the entire Project Gutenberg archives except for the Human Genome Project and audio eBooks, due to size limitations, and the Project Gutenberg of Australia eBooks, due to copyright. As of July 2004 most current PG texts are available here, usually within the week of release. There are also public domain and Creative Commons works from many other sources. Read on your iPhone, Kindle, or any other eReading device. There are 21,282 eBooks available here.

Internet Archive  Offers permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.  To browse for topics such as Afghanistan history, go to red bar containing words Browse text by keywords and enter in the key words. The Open Library is a part of the Internet Archive. The Open Library is a collection of more than one million free eBook titles. The collection is cataloged by a community of volunteer online librarians. The eBooks in the Open Library can be read online, downloaded to your computer, read on Kindle and other eReader devices, and embedded into other sites.

Planet eBook has classic literature books free to download, using the previews you can get an overview of a title before downloading the entire eBooks.

Feedbooks distributes eBooks to smartphones and eReaders, you can find thousands of public domain books in here. Feedbooks distributes over 3,000,000 books every month to smartphones, tablets and eReaders.

Bookshare – The nonprofit Bookshare provides free electronic copies of books that are adapted into formats that meet the needs of students with visual impairments or certain learning disabilities. The text of the books can be read aloud by computers, magnified or spaced differently, allowing the books to be read by those who struggle with print textbooks. The service is funded by the federal government and free to students.

Classic Reader – Thousands of free books by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare, and many others.

A list of more than 100 classic titles that are available in electronic form curated by The University of Adelaide in Australia. The list is arranged by author, including Yeats, Darwin, Voltaire, and Poe.

Digital Book Index  – Digital Book Index provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1,800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free.

E-Books Directory is a list of freely downloadable eBooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet. You can submit and promote your own eBooks, add comments on already posted books.

Search FREE eBooks on Google eBookstore, itself hosts thousands of books that are in the public domain.

Sciyo is a free service that allows scientists to publish their works and connect with other authors. Works published on Sciyo are made available for free to visitors. Visitors can download works as PDFs. There are currently 273 free books on Sciyo

iPad App : Free Books – 23,469 Classics to Go

20 Websites to download free ebooks, from www.hongkiat.com

  • FreeBookSpot is an online source of free eBooks download with 4485 FREE E-BOOKS in 96 categories which up to 71,97 GB. You can search and download free books in categories like scientific, engineering, programming, fiction and many other books. No registration is required to download free e-books.
  • 4eBooks has a huge collection of computer programming eBooks. Each downloadable eBook has a short review with a description. You can find over thousand of free eBooks in every computer programming field like .Net, Actionscript, Ajax, Apache and etc.
  • Free-eBooks is an online source for free eBook downloads, eBook resources and eBook authors. Besides free eBooks, you also download free magazines or submit your own eBook.
  • GetFreeEBooks is a free eBooks site where you can download free books totally free. All the eBooks within the site are legal downloadable free eBooks.
  • FreeComputerBooks consists of a huge collection of free online Computer, Programming, Mathematics,Technical Books, Lecture Notes and Tutorials. It is well categorized by topics, with 12 top level categories, and over 150 sub-categories.
  • FreeTechBooks lists free online computer science, engineering and programming bookstextbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet.
  • Scribd, the online document sharing site which supports Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and other popular formats. You can download a document or embed it in your blog or web page.
  • Globusz is a unique ePublishing house, specializing in free eBook downloads. They also provide an excellent Star Rating Showcase for new and evolving authors.
  • KnowFree is a web portal where users are able to exchange freely e-books, video training and other materials for educational purposes and self-practice.
  • OnlineFreeEBooks provides links to various eBooks (mostly in pdf) spanning in 9 big categories which are: Automotive eBooks, Business eBooks, Engineering eBooks, Gadget eBooks, Hardware eBooks, Health & Medical eBooks, Hobbies eBooks, Programming & Technology eBooks, Sport & Martial Art eBooks.
  • MemoWare has a unique collection of thousands of documents (databases, literature, maps, technical references, lists, etc.) specially formatted to be easily added to your PalmOS devicePocket PC, Windows CE, EPOC, Symbian or other handheld device.
  • OnlineComputerBooks contains details about free computer books, free eBooks, free online books and sample chapters related to Information Technology, Computer Science, Internet, Business, Marketing, Maths, Physics and Science which are provided by publishers or authors.
  • SnipFiles offers you free eBooks and software legally by brought or attained PLR, resale or master rights to all the products on their page.
  • BookYards is a web portal in which books, education materials, information, and content will be freely to anyone who has an internet connection.
  • The Online Books Page is a Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web.
  • AskSam Ebooks has a collection of free e-books like Shakespeare, and assorted legal & governmental texts.
  • Baen Free Library is an online library of downloadable science fiction novels.
  • Free eBooks in eBookLobby are divided into different categories. Categories range from business, art, computing and education. Select the category appropriate to the e-book you’re looking for.

FreeBook-s.com helps you find books to download for free on the internet. It does not distribute files, only provides information on the possibility of finding them on the internet, and all links offered have been sent by users or by authors themselves. It’s a search engine to find free eBooks.

Neotake is an eBook Search Engine with Social Network and Price Comparator features. It indexes all the eBook files in the Internet and bringing them out to you.

Read Print is a free service providing access to more than 8,000 free books and essays written by more than 3,500 authors, titles include fictions, non-fictions, poems, essays and plays. The books available through Read Print are generally works that are in the public domain or have Creative Commons licensing.

Bartleby.com – A collection of books in the public domain, broken down by category. Has a large selection of books on language usage.

Digilibraries – Over 20’000 eBooks from public domain and free sources

EdPub is created by the national government to give teachers and parents access to all of the educational documents published by the Department of Education.

BlastIU 17 is offering FREE books to teachers that wish to have a group book study for professional development in their school in Pennsylvania. The list of books available is current and relevant, including titles from DuFour, Willis, and Tomlinson.

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How to use Google Books to locate free books

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