Looking for books to read on your new Ipad or Kindle? There are many resources to download ebooks free of charge
Trying out a new Kindle or Nook e-reader? Or an IPad? Does your child have to read a classic for school/college? Looking for free e-books to download? Then look no further. The Waynesboro-Wayne County Library has compiled a listing of free e-books on the Internet. Below is an itemized listing of resources that can be used for an e-reader in digital form such as a Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader or an Android phone, IPhone, IPad, laptop or just a regular computer.
Free Ebook Sites
Gutenberg.org — Permits downloading of more than 33,000 free e–books to be read on a PC, IPad, Kindle, or other portable device. All e–books can be freely downloaded and no registration is required. Wonderful for classic books, poetry and the Bible.
Booklending.com — Kindle lending is a feature launched by Amazon on December 30, 2010. Any Kindle book that has lending enabled can be loaned by one Kindle user to another for 14 days. At the end of the loan period the title is automatically transferred back to the book owners Kindle. Each Kindle book you own can only be loaned once. If you have a Kindle this is the site for you.
Inkmesh.com — This search engine makes it easier to find free e–books for the Kindle, IPhone, Sony Reader, Nook, and other devices. Inkmesh includes more than 3,500 promotional e–books that appear to be lesser–known authors of fiction and nonfiction.
Openlibrary.org — Site contains over 1 million books, is part of the Internet Archives. The menu contains a button in which the user can search by e–books only or the actual physical book. Look for the "READ" symbol next to the title for easy access.
Books.google.com — Offers nearly 3 million free e–books from the public domain. Some of the most popular free classics can be browsed in its store using the "Free Classics" shelf. Google Books stores a user's library in the digital cloud, so books can be read on just about any device with an Internet connection.
Digitalbookindex.com — Provides links to more than 165,000 full–text digital books. Digital Book Index supports Ipad, Kindle and Nook readers. This site also contains classic children's books.
Free-ebooks.net — Standard memberships are free with registration and offer unlimited access to e–books in HTML format and access to five e–books every month in PDF or TXT formats.
Jackson-George Library System — This offers a another set of links for free e–books, as well as helpful information on e–readers and their features.
Although some of the site offer access to free e–books, there is some duplication especially among the classics. Some are free, and some site offer titles that may require fees. Some titles require an Internet connection, while others offer downloads directly to an e–reader.
For more information, contact the library at (601)735-2268, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our facebook page.