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E-Book Websites: Home

This guide provides lists of websites to access, download, and purchase e-books. Many sites offer free e-books.

E-Books Delivered via Your Library

University Press E-Books

Free E-Book Sites

More Free Sites

E-Book Search Engine

Search Ebooks

Free & Open Access Electronic Textbook Initiatives - contains free textbooks, mainly business topics.

Boundless - textbooks based on free web content.  Pay $19.99 to get flash cards, quizzes, and teach aids.

California Learning Resource Network - use the Electronic Learning Resources and do an advanced search for textbooks.

College Open Textbooks provides training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, and mentoring online professional networks that provide support to authors who open their resources.

Connexions - Materials are easily downloadable to almost any mobile device for use anywhere, anytime. Schools can also order low cost hard copy sets of the materials (textbooks).

Flat World Knowledge - the world's largest publisher of free and open college textbooks.

OpenStax College - provides free college textbooks.  Hosted by Rice University. - provides free textbooks along with free courses.

University of Minnesota Open Academics - contains post-secondary textbooks.

WikiBooks - the open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit.


Major Commercial Sites

Publisher E-book Sites

Specialized Sites