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eBooks & eAudio from the Internet

Surrey Libraries' staff have picked the best places online to find even more free eBooks and eAudiobooks!


Bartleby.com — Books online, including fiction, non-fiction, and reference books. [online reading and downloadable]

Gutenberg Canada — Contains titles that are not yet public domain in other countries. Primarily classic works by authors such as George Orwell and H.G. Wells. [downloadable]

Page by Page — Electronic versions of public domain books, available in one-screen chunks so readers can easily bookmark where they left off in the text.  Primarily classic authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, P.G. Wodehouse and G.K. Chesterton. [online reading]

Project Gutenberg — The original and largest site, with lots of classic literature. Good news! Books from this site have been added to Surrey Libraries Library to Go to make accessing free books even easier. [downloadable]

Shakespeare Texts Online: British Library — High-resolution digitized copies of the early editions of Shakespeare's plays. [online reading]

Turning the pages — An online collection of great books from the British Library. [online reading]


Baen Free Library — Free sci-fi and fantasy downloads from Baen Publishers. [downloadable]

Google Books — Search the full-text of millions of books. View pages if author has given permission or title is out of copyright. [online reading]

Inkmesh — Unified search engine of eBooks, free and otherwise. Great site! [downloadable]

Internet Archive — Non-profit digital library with many hard-to-find older books, in EPUB and PDF formats. [downloadable]

ManyBooks.net — More than 29,000 titles, covering many genres from adventure to women's studies. [downloadable]

Panjab Digital Library — A collection of the accumulated wisdom of the Panjab region. Register for a free account to read eBooks. [online reading]


International Digital Children's Library — Over 4000 historical and contemporary children's books. [online reading]

Sharing Books — Free books for children. Available to print or to read as eBooks. [downloadable] 


LibriVox — Free audiobooks of public domain works, read by volunteers. [downloadable]