Here's One of the Best Places for You To Find Free E-Books

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One of the best places to find free e-books is at Open Library (OL). An open-source, public library hosted by the Internet Archive, OL lends millions of e-books a year. The goal of this project is to create a page on the web for every book ever published. And whenever possible, OL wants to offer as many of those books for free in a digital format. All you have to do is create an account to start getting free e-books through OL.

Create Your Account

To create your Open Library digital library account:

  1. Click "Sign Up."
  2. Enter your email address, screen name, and password.
  3. Click "Sign Up."

You'll get an account verification email. Click the link in the email, then click the "Log In" link on the website. Enter your username and password, and you’ll be signed in.

Find Your E-books

Open Library has millions of books that are available electronically. Time to search the catalog. There's a search box on every page. Search with words that describe your topic of interest or search by:

  • Author
  • ISBN
  • Subject
  • Place
  • Person
  • Publisher
  • Advanced - to search multiple fields at the same time.

Once you see your search results, select the box for e-books.

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Start Reading

You can start reading any full-text e-book that's available. Here are the options for getting your e-books from Open Library.

  • To start reading in your browser, click the Read button.
  • If there's a headphones icon, you can select that button to start listening.
  • To download a book, choose your format.

There may also be links for you to:

  • Check nearby libraries for the book.
  • See where you can buy the book.

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Enjoy the Classics

Explore the site and discover more books. Download great books you've always wanted to read. Open Library is one of the best places to get the world's classic literature online for free.