Digital Books on the Web

The following are resources for finding digital books, newspapers, audiobooks, and study guides on the web.

For Purchase

Electronic Textbooks for Purchase and/or Rent
All other Electronic Book Topics to Purchase

Audiobooks

Free


All Topics
Audiobooks to Download
Digital Libraries
Fiction
Newspapers
Nonfiction
Reference
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Study Guides
World Language Books

For Purchase

 Electronic Textbooks for Purchase and/or Rent

Amazon Kindle  eTextbooks: Read digital textbooks anywhere on your tablet or laptop with our free Kindle reading apps.

CourseSmart

 

Save up to 60% with eTextbooks.  CourseSmart is the world's largest provider of digital course materials. Our catalog includes over 90% of the core textbooks in use today in North American Higher Education.  The books are rented by the semester, are available in accessible text (can be read by a text reader like Kurzweil 3000), and can be printed.  They have free apps for mobile devices.

 

Cengage Brain  Only books published by Cengage

Google Play    Play store now features digital textbooks from well-known publishers like Pearson, Wiley, Macmillian Higher Education, Random House, McGraw-Hill and Cengage Learning. Just like with any other book you buy on Google Play, your purchase will be stored in the cloud and you can read your books on an Android tablet, phone, iOS device and on the web. Google says its textbooks will rent for six months for about 80 percent off the regular purchase price. While many books on the platform are also available for purchase, quite a few are only available for rent. Checkout, of course, is handled by Google Wallet.

All Other Electronic Book Topics to Purchase

eBooks.com
User pays for each copy of a book that is downloaded.  Includes thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles.

 

Audiobooks

Audible.com

Free:

 

All Topics

The Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
A collection of about 14,000 “classic” public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.

Bibliomania
Thousands of ebooks, poems, articles, short stories and plays all of which are absolutely free.

Project Gutenberg
Over 20,000 free ebooks online.  Includes audio books as well.

 

Audiobooks Free

LibriVox
The goal of LibriVox is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.

 

 

Digital Libraries

 

 

 

 

Fiction

Bartleby’s Fiction
(also see Books to Purchase)

 

Newspapers

 

Nonfiction

Bartleby's Nonfiction

Reference

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Baen Free Library
Has about 100 free current science fiction and/or fantasy books.

Doctor Who
Rare and acclaimed "Doctor Who novels available to read for free! All feature brand new artwork and extensive notes by the original authors."

Elfwood
"A huge non-profit home to amateur Fantasy/Sci-Fi literature and art, plus some how-to guides."

 

 

 

 

 

Study Guides

Bibliomania http://www.bibliomania.com/0/-/frameset.html

 

World Language Books

Classical Chinese Literature

University of Pennsylvania’s Foreign Language Online Books

University of Virginia eText Foreign Language Center

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