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Free eBooks online

*Please apply general rules of evaluating resources. Some of these sites are from commercial organisations rather than academic institutions and so the academic quality and usefullness of the resource can not be guaranteed.

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1. The Cal Poly Humboldt Library has thousands of eBooks

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3. Google Books offers previews of paid content and access to free eBooks (books that are not copyright protected)

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5. Don't pay - look up the book in the Cal Poly Humboldt Library FIRST.

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Free eBooks

The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all.

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Free Foreign Language eBooks

This list of free international eBooks is courtesy of  Dr. Cavanaugh's Educational Technology website.

Antologia della Letteratura Italiana: http://www.crs4.it/HTML/Literature.html
Italian: Novels, poetry, plays & other texts, both classic & contemporary, in HTML, for reading online.

Aozora Bunko: http://www.aozora.gr.jp
Over 2000 works of  Japanese literature. Formats include: HTML, ZIP, and Japanese eBook.

Athena Texts Francais: http://un2sg4.unige.ch/athena/
French: 10,000 eBooks (French & Swiss Authors) Literature, philosophy, history, economics, & science, etc.

Belarusian e-Library: http://knihi.com
Belarusian literature in Belarusian, with some English, German & other translations.

Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France): http://gallica.bnf.fr
 French: Over 2500 digitized works.

Biblioteca Virtual do Estudante Brasileiro: http://www.bibvirt.futuro.usp.br/index.html?principal.html&2
Portuguese: Several hundred eBooks.

Brasilian e-books: http://vbookstore.uol.com.br/nacional  
Portuguese: Over sixty free titles from 26 authors, including José de Alencar, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis and Afonso Henrique da Lima Barreto. All public domain books or with author permission. Formats include Word, PDF, RTF and Palm PDB.

Digital Library of India: http://www.dli.ernet.in/
Indian: Over 29,000 books predominantly in Indian languages.

Gottingen State & University Library, Germany: http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/search-entry.shtml
German: Approximately 4500 eBook titles, primarily in German, French, & English, devoted mostly to Exploration & Travel Literature & Mathematics. (The English-Language titles are indexed)

Libros Tauro (Argentina): http://www.librostauro.com.ar/
Spanish: Several thousand eBooks.

New Threads Chinese Cultural Society: http://www.xys.org
Chinese: Electronic library archive of Chinese classic texts.

ngiyaw eBooks ( German): http://ngiyaw-ebooks.org/
German works with some classic English and Hungarian books also. Formats include: (.pdf),  (.prc), (.lit),   (.tr), and (HTML) for your Web browser.

Online Books Page Links to Foreign Language Libraries: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/archives.html#foreign
Links to over seventy foreign language libraries with languages ranging from Afghan to Czech, French to Russian, Latin to Yiddish

Ozoz: http://www.ozoz.it/cyberbooks.htm
Classic texts in Italian, English and Latin. Available formats:  HTML ; RTF; TXT.

Russian Science Fiction and Fantasy: http://www.rusf.ru
Books available online here, in both Russian & English in ZIP and HTML formats.


Much of the content for the page "Free eBook Collections" comes from the guide eBooks at UTAS Library.