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E-books: Free online sources of downloadable e-books

This is your guide to electronic formats, digital rights, and downloading library e-books for use on the go.

Free online sources of downloadable e-books provides access to free public domain and Creative Commons licensed ebooks from Project Gutenburg and other sources. The ebooks are available in a variety of formats.

Project Gutenberg

The original e-book source.

Internet Archive

Over 1,000,000 Torrents of Downloadable Books, Music, and Movies


Access to the “classic” works of civilisation by the University of Adelaide - downloadable and DRM-free.

Google Book Search

World Wide Web

Kobo Books

Commercial e-book store which offers also free e-books.

More sources of e-books can be found here.

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