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E-Books

Many Georgia public libraries provide access to e-books through Georgia Download Destination, a provider of both downloadable audio books and e-books.

Several other library systems offer ebooks through a direct license with Overdrive. Some library systems do not currently offer ebooks. Check with your local library for availability.

Free E-Books available for download

eBooks on EBSCOhost available through GALILEO.
FreeBooksy posts a free ebook at least once a day in multiple genres
Georgia Download Destination provides access to free, public domain books on their Additional eBooks page.
Google Books allows preview and full view of millions of books and magazines. Download full view titles in PDF and EPUB.
Open Library, from the Internet Archive, offers e-books to download in multiple formats, including MOBI/send to Kindle.
ManyBooks.net is an easy-to-search collection of free ebooks, downloadable in many formats.
Project Gutenberg is the "the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks)."
Feedbooks.com offers free public domain books, both old enough to have dropped out of copyright and new works by authors hoping to get noticed.
Munseys.com has some classics, but mainly seems to specialize in old adventure, science fiction, and detective pulp fiction. Books are available in all e-reader formats.

 

Kindle Compatibility

  • Though most e-books from the sites listed above are compatible with Kindle, as of now, e-books from eBooks on EBSCO are not.
  • Purchases from the Google eBookstore are not compatible with Kindle, but free PDF downloads from the Google Books site linked above are readable on many Kindle devices (more info).

Sources for online books

 

Library Quotes

The public
library is more than a repository of books. It's a mysterious, wondrous place with the power to change lives.
- Elizabeth Taylor,
Chicago Tribune literary editor