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E-Books and Database Mobile Apps at the Cheng Library: Free E-Books

A guide to ebooks available at the Cheng Library.


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Free E-Books

Below is a list of freely accessible ebook libraries and portal. Access is open access and coverage dates varies.


Catalog of Free Ebooks

Other sources for free ebook content.


Free Nook titles 

Download a variety of free titles for your Nook.


Google Ebookstore 

Download free Ebooks from Google. See the section called "Best of the Free".


Hathi Trust Digital Library

Out of copyright eBook content from 50+ partner libraries and institutions.


The Internet Archive

Download free books and texts including fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.


Kindle Popular Classics

Download free public domain titles for your Kindle.


National Academies Press titles

More than 4000 titles from National Academies


NCBI Bookshelf 

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health collection of over 700 healthcare and life science ebooks.


Open Library

Contains over 20 million online records with access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books.


Project Gutenberg

36,000 free ebooks to download, mostly books published pre-1923.


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