Matthews Library Free eBooks and Audiobooks

eBooks Audiobooks graphicThere are many sites offering free, downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.  Below you will find links to some of these sites.  Many of these sites offer both eBook and Audiobook downloads.  While many of these links offer downloads of works in the public domain, some offer downloads of up and coming authors looking for new audiences.

Just English’s list of links to Free Books (this blog post provides 100 links categorized by genre for free, legal downloads of eBooks.)

Project Gutenberg (“the first producer of free eBooks,” offers thousands of free eBooks downloadable in different formats; thousands more eBooks are available from the sites on their list of international partners and affiliates, so be sure to check that out too if you’re looking for something different.)

Lebanon County eLibrary Powered by OverDrive (you can borrow eBooks and Audiobooks in multiple formats; there is also a link to Project Gutenberg on this page.)

Noisetrade: eBooks and Audiobooks (offers free downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks from up and coming authors; go to Noisetrade to download free music!)

Books Should Be Free (offers eBooks in many formats as well as Audiobooks; this site offers downloads of works that are in the public domain; you can also stream the book online by chapter.)

Lit2Go (hosted by the University of South Florida, this is a collection of books and poems in mp3 format that are downloadable by chapter; pdf’s of the text each selection are downloadable as well and can be used as supplemental material.  This is a great site for teachers!)

Librophile (this site offers thousands of free audiobooks and eBooks available for download; these are works that are in the public domain.)

Storynory (offers free illustrated audiostories for children!  Stories include popular fairy tales as well as original stories written especially for the site!)

Internet Archive: Audiobooks (this site offers audiobook downloads as well as lists of audiobooks available for download on other sites; go to the Internet Archives home page to search for eBooks.)

OpenLibrary (Free eBooks are available to download and there are also over 200,000 eBook titles available for Pennsylvania residents to borrow from the lending library because the Commonwealth is participating in their eBook lending program.)

Open Culture (billed as “the best free cultural & educational media on the web,” this site offers free eBooks as well as free online courses, free audiobooks, free language lessons and more!)

Lendle (an online community of readers who lend and borrow Kindle books for free; you can also join book clubs and interact with the Lendle community; no Kindle required!)

eBookDaily (for kindle users: sign up to receive daily emails from this site of lists of free Kindle downloads that are available for one day only; the site will tailor your list to your reading tastes.)

Book Lending (use this site to borrow and loan out your ebooks; you can borrow a book free of charge or loan one out–the site matches you up with the user who’ll be loaning out or borrowing.)