E-Books and E-Audiobooks
E-Book & E-Audiobook Collections:
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Overdrive is one of our largest collections, with over 17,000 e-books and audiobooks titles available for you to download. It is compatible with most devices, including Kindles.
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Downloading to a Kindle (Paperwhite, Touch, 3 or 4)
Downloading to an Ipad, Ipod or Iphone
Other Tablet Computers:
Downloading to a Tablet (Kindle Fire, Nook Color HD, or Android)
This digital collection has over 53,000 titles, with a focus on works from small presses and self-published materials. Ebooks are downloadable to your computer or mobile device.
Safari Tech Books Online
The Safari Tech Books Online is a shared collection of e-Books on computer topics including titles published by O’Reilly Press.
Free E-Book Vendors
Here are a number of links to vendors who provide access to free e-Books.
LibriVox, founded in 2005, is the largest and oldest provider of free audiobooks. Their goal is to provide free audiobook versions of every public domain book on the internet.
Project Gutenberg is the oldest and most well-known source for free e-Books (36,000 texts).
eJunto is a nonprofit which specializes in American History and philosophy.
ThoughtAudio has books in philosophy, political science and a number a literary classics such as Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jack London and James Joyce.
Voices in the Dark has a collection of science-fiction, gothic and horror - Lovecraft, D. H. Lawrence, Kipling, Poe and others.