Did you know thousands of E-Books and Audiobooks are available for you and your device with your Graves Library Card. Maine State Library, along with other Maine libraries, purchased popular eBooks, known as the Maine InfoNet Download Library.
Anyone with a library card from a participating library can access this collection free of charge. This extensive collection of nearly 2,500 eBooks spanning bestselling Fiction, Non-Fiction, YA and Children’s content as downloadable eBooks is offered through Overdrive, the current leader in the eBook lending market. Check out the many free e-books that are available all the time because they are in the public domain (out of copyright) or otherwise accessible license-free. Click on the Maine InfoNet Download Library Link on the Graves Library Website or Here to get started and check out free e-Books.
Here are a few other sites available for free eBooks on the web:
Project Gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org Over 33,000 titles including fiction and non-fiction in all genres and categories, as well as multiple languages. Perhaps the best site for older fiction, including out-of-print children’s titles. Multiple formats are available for down-loading of use on nearly all mobile devices.
Smash Words: www.smashwords.com Over 30,000 titles, mostly self-published, from independent authors and publishers. While not all the titles are free, it is very easy to limit browsing to only the free titles.
Many Books: www.manybooks.net Over 29,000 titles, primarily fiction. The collection has some overlap with Project Gutenberg, but includes some unique titles.
Internet Archive: www.archive.org Over 2.7 million texts, mostly nonfiction. The bulk of the titles have been contributed by academic libraries. This is a good source for historical works. This archive also contains movies, video of music concerts, audiobooks, music, podcasts and the internet Wayback Machine for viewing archived websites.
Forgotten Books: www. forgottenbooks.org/publicdomain Almost 10,000 titles. Though there is quite a bit of overlap with Project Gutenberg, this site does include some unique titles.
Feed Books: www.feedbooks.com/publicdomain Thousands of eBooks. Many are not free, although there is a collection of public domain items that can be read on all mobile devices. Also includes copies of new releases for purchase.
Google eBookstore: www.books.google.com/ebooks A large collection of eBooks, including some free books. This collection is primarily books to purchase. There are a significant amount of free or low priced books, but also new releases at standard eBook market prices.
Scribd:www.scribd.com Millions of documents including books, short stories, poems, pamphlets, brochures and government documents. Scribd describes itself as “the largest book club on the planet” with an emphasis on social networking. While texts can be read online at anytime, downloading requires that you login with a Facebook account.
This information is from a pamphlet compliments of Maine State Library – ‘Where to Find Free eBooks’. It is available by clicking on this link on the Maine State Library website.