Finding Free eBooks

Many websites offer free ebooks. Some offer a thirty day free trial. Below is a list of websites where ebooks can be downloaded for free. Most ebooks are easily downloaded onto devices such as Kindles, Computers, iPods, tablets and smart phones. Check the website for device compatibility or options for Apple Mac and iPhones. Downloading ebooks is not a new technology so downloading from these websites should be simple, especially when following the online prompts.  Some ebook files might be quite big so put the coffee on. Here, in alphabetical order is a list of websites that offer free ebooks.

Alive and Free
Fiction written by people who are still alive today.

Amazon Free Kindle Books
Amazon’s free kindle ebooks includes top free books for download.

Baen has science fiction, fantasy and more to download in a zip file which requires an application to unzip.

BookBoon is regarded as the planet’s biggest publisher of online educational literature.

BookYards provides education materials, reference materials, information, and documents.

They have books on topics like education, business, computing , and art. has a collection of over 8,000 ebooks divided into over 90 categories.

A distributer of millions of books to a growing community of readers.

The FreeBookSpot site has lots of links to free ebooks in over 90 categories.

FreeComputerBooks offers books on Computers, Tutorials, Lecture Notes, Programming, Mathematics, and Technical books.

Their free ebooks include Horror as well as Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Short Stories.

Google eBookstore
The Google eBookstore free ebook collection includes both classics and contemporary bestsellers.

International Children’s Digital Library
Access to stories for children from around the world.

Internet Archive
This website has more than 15 million ebooks and texts, including digital materials, available to download. 

Arguably the number one resource for professionals to access free white papers, research, case studies, reports, ebooks, and magazines.

LibGen/Library Genesis
This is a search engine that also helps readers to download science books and science related articles.

LibriVox is a platform that offers free downloads of ebooks and audiobooks worldwide.

The free ebooks from the ManyBooks website can be read on most reading devices and platforms like eReaders, Kindle, iPads, and Nooks.

A free site for downloading eBooks and online books including networking, databases, web design, mobile app development, programming, computer science, software engineering, and information technology.

Open Culture
A site that offers 800 free ebooks for your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smartphone or ereader.

Open Library
This site is a non-profit internet archive that is open and has a library catalog that can be edited. 

A platform for downloading free books, magazines, and tutorials.

PDF Books
 WorldPDF Books World enables the downloading of high quality PDF copies of books in the public domain.

Planet ebook
The Planet ebook website is a source of classic literary works.

Project Gutenberg
PG offers over 57,000 free classic ebooks that are in the public domain. They are free to read and redistribute.

The Online Books Page
This website provides access to over 2 million books that are freely available over the Internet.

Wikibooks contains open-source textbooks that volunteers can edit just like Wikipedia.


Downloading a copyrighted ebook is legal if for personal use. It is illegal to share or sell downloads without the author’s permission. If ebooks are not copyright protected it is not illegal to download and use them. The books on these sites are either already in the public domain or the websites have permission from the authors. Please check the websites for the terms and conditions contained in their fine print.