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Other Free Online Resources

Free Online Books Resource Collection

Below you'll find a list of clickable links to sources that offer free online book resources. These are not sponsored by MCPL nor require a library card to access. Please note: not all resources may be entirely free. We hope this curated list is helpful to lose looking for additional resources.

Kansas State Library - Research for Kids: Explora Kids, Britannica E-Staxx & School, World Almanac Kids Elementary, Mango Languages, Tumblebooks and more!

Open Culture eBooks: "The best free cultural & educational media on the web."

Of course, there are lots of other options found here besides eBooks.


Planet eBook: "A list of all the free ePUB, PDF and MOBI eBooks published on Planet eBook."


Standard E-Books: A collection of high quality, carefully formatted, accessible, open source, and free public domain ebooks.


Project Gutenberg: a library of over 60,000 free eBooks, featuring the world’s great literature here, with a focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

The Online Books Page: Provides a searchable database to a long list of authors and books that have fallen into Public Domain. Maintained by the University of Pennsylvania, which also highlights a celebration of women writers.

Bibliomania: Thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays, in easy formatting to make it accessible to the visually impaired using screen readers and speech synthesizers.

HathiTrust: A partnership of academic and research institutions, it offers a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Many Books: More than 50,000 free ebooks in a number of genres, you can also search for books in multiple languages.

Free Computer Books: Provides books on computers/coding, mathematics, technical books, and more, as well as lecture notes. This site only provides links, the books are hosted on multiple other sites.

Librivox: provides free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers from around the world.

International Children’s Digital Library: a digital library of outstanding children’s books from around the world and in hundreds of languages. 

Internet Archive: a library of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts, and academic books based on a wide range of interests. Includes archives of old radio shows too.

Questia: a library of more than 5,000 free books filled with classics, rarities, and textbooks; they also offer tutorials for writing research papers.

Free Offers five free books per month of fiction, nonfiction, academic, textbooks, and (children and adult) audiobooks.

ProPlay: Offers the text of professionally-produced stage plays.

Audible (Amazon): They are offering some e-audiobooks for free, esp aimed at children

The Chronicles of Now: Short fiction torn from today’s headlines; major authors are commissioned to write short stories inspired by news of the day.

Ghost City Press: Offers pdfs of their annual Micro-Chapbook Series; poetry. 

Junior Library Guild: Offering free access to online reading platforms. Includes access to Aiden Tyler, Quaran-Teen, a new and original story being updated in real time, illustrated, and read aloud by Rex Ogle each week.

enki: Offers open access to a large range of e-books; includes graphic novels and kids’ comics. (may be CA-based only)

Epic Stream: A list of where to find the over 450 volumes of manga being made available to read for free online.

Roadmap to Resilience: Recommended by PC Behavioral Health, this book by Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. has been made free and offers help in dealing with the crisis.

The Digital Public Library of America now has Open Bookshelf


Additional information for libraries here - free audiobooks


Google eBookstore

Government Printing Office

Internet Archive

LibriVox - free audiobooks

Open Library


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