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How to Guides
Choose from a great selection of audiobooks and growing eBooks and comics collections from hoopla. There are no holds to place. eBooks and Audiobooks are loaned for 21 days. Listen on your computer or with the hoopla app. Create your own hoopla account with your Franklin Park Library card. Learn more about hoopla here.
Looking for more free eBooks? Some collections may overlap because many titles are in the public domain (older books whose intellectual property rights have expired).
- 600 Free eBooks – A list of eBooks from Open Culture.
- Amazon – Free eBooks through the Kindle Store. Titles range from public domain to limited-time promotional titles.
- BBC Ebooks – A small eBook collection of Dr. Who novels.
- Baen Free Library – More than 100 free science fiction eBooks including Lois McMaster Bujold, Catherine Asaro, and Harry Turtledove.
- Barnes and Noble – A variety of free eBooks from the retailer.
- Bookyards – Over 17,000 eBooks, and links to many more.
- Cory Doctrow’s Little Brother – A free eBook to download.
- eBooks @ Adelaide – Mostly public domain eBooks reworked by University of Adelaide staff. View via your web browser.
- eReaderIQ – Many eBooks, including those specially for Kindle.
- Feedbooks – Free public domain eBooks for Android and iPhone/iPad.
- Freebook Sifter – Sift through free eBooks available on Amazon.com.
- HathiTrust Digital Library – Contains millions of books digitized by university libraries. Content is academic and research-oriented.
- InkMesh – Use this search engine to find eBooks for free online.
- Many Books – Includes free eBooks from Project Gutenberg and other sources.
- Memoware – Free eBooks in a number of formats.
- Online Books Page – Peruse this index with loads of eBooks.
- Open Library – This project, “One web page for every book,” includes eBooks.
- PDFbooks – eBooks of classics and unpublished fiction and nonfiction in pdf format.
- Project Gutenberg’s Ebooks – Over 30,000 free eBooks to download to your computer, ereader, smartphone or other portable device.
Still not enough? Check out this listing of 100 legal web sites to download literature.
A variety of websites offer free audiobooks for you to download. Some ereaders are also capable of reading text from ebooks aloud.
- Books Should Be Free – Free mp3s of public domain audiobook titles.
- Internet Archive – Archives audio and live concert recordings.
- Learn Out Loud – Educational and inspirational audiobooks.
- Librivox – More free public domain audiobooks.
- Podiobooks – Audiobooks of up and coming authors.
- Project Gutenberg’s Audiobooks – Both human-read and computer-read audiobooks are available to download for free.
- Open Culture’s List – A list of links to free audiobooks.
- Storynory – Audiobooks for children.
- 700 Free Movies Online – Watch great classics, indies, noir and westerns from Open Culture’s list.