There is good number of electronic books, popularly known, as e-books are available on the Internet for free of cost. They are available in most of the subject areas. Some are available for browsing and many titles are for download. Some Free Audio Books

Digital libraries: a vision for the 21st century

A festschrift in honor of Wendy Lougee on the occasion of her departure from the University of Michigan.


Provides access to full text of books. Includes both free and priced books in its collection. The books are available on all the subject areas classified by using Dewey Class numbers.

Computer and Internet Books Online

This database contains links to FREE books available online.

Free online Books

Provides links to online full text of educational and technical books. Also provides links to online course, workshops, etc.

Free Books on technology Subject

Programming and Computer Science Books

You may download programming and computer science books for FREE!

Internet Public Library e-books

IPL provides links to around 20000 e-books on various subjects. The subjects are classified by using Dewey decimal classification.

National Academies Press e-books

Provides FREE online access to its e-books collection. Right now it holds around 1500 titles. Free PDF versions are available to readers from developing countries.

Online Books Page

Online Books Page 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. Books are available in all subject areas

Open Book Project

Provides access to good number of computer books. These are available for browsing and also saving of chapters in HTML format is possible.

Read Print

It is a free online library. It offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.

Sunsite India: Virtual Library

Provides links to full text of computer books. The books covered here are bit old, but still worth to visit.

University of California Press e-books

Around 60 titles are available for free browsing covering different subject areas.

World e-book Library

It is a global coordinated effort to preserve and disseminate classic works of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works in a number of languages and countries around the world. Provides free access to collection listed under 'Public'

Digital Book Index

Digital Book Index provides links to more than 116,000 title records from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. About 75,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free, while many others are available at very modest cost.

University of California Press

The eScholarship Editions collection includes almost 2000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction..

OnLine Books Page

25,000 free books on the Web courtesy of University of Pennsylvania. 

Project Gutenberg

An ambitious program to get all the important world literature online, more than 17,000 texts are included, and can be downloaded with reasonable ease. 

Alex Catalogue

A collection of digital documents collected in the subject areas of English literature, American literature, and Western philosophy. 


The first chapters of over 130 current fiction and non-fiction titles, updated weekly. 

Classic Short Stories

Some good reading that's short enough to read off the screen.  Authors include Saki, O.Henry, Twain, Balzac, Poe, DeMaupassant, etc. 

Internet Public Library of Online Texts

Searchable author, title and subject classification, over 10,000 texts are included. 

National Academy Press Reading Room

1000 full-text books, from the publisher of research from the National Academy of Science, National Institute of Medicine, etc. 

Free Audio Books


Search or browse the catalog of 950+ titles, or volunteer to read/record additional public domain works.


MP3, iPOD and DVD audiobooks (adventures, detectives, horrors, classics, children, non-fictions, philosophy, etc.) available for download.

Open Culture Audiobook Podcast Collection

Small collection of fiction and non-fiction audiobooks, as well as links to numerous audiobook podcast sites.


“serialized audio books which are made available in podcast format.” You can receive episodes via RSS or download them directly. Registration is necessary, but free