Find Free eBooks Online

By Gary Arrington | Feb 22, 2013

The popularity of Kindles, Nooks, tablets, and smart phones as an alternative method of reading has created a huge demand for eBooks. Here are two sources where you can download many new books for your reading device.

The North Carolina Digital Library is part of the Haywood County Public Library and can be accessed by anyone who has a library card. Just point your browser to, login in using your library card and pin number (you can call the local library if you need one) and you can begin checking out free eBooks . The lending period is for 14 days and some books may be returned to the library before the lending period is up. You may check out up to 4 items at a time and you may also request a hold on items that are not currently available. You'll be notified by email when your book becomes available.  In addition to eBooks, you can also check out books-on-tape (mp3 audio books) which can help pass the time on a trip if you have an mp3 player that interfaces with your car's stereo system.

Another great source for free eBooks is Amazon changes the free offerings every day and it can sometimes be a little difficult to locate the freebies. I prefer to use the "Kindle Buffet" site ( which has a page showing all the NEW free books available at Amazon. Other links will show ALL free books available and allow you to choose from Fiction, Non-Fiction, and a host of other categories.

If your eBook collection is growing and becoming unmanageable, you might want to take a look at a free software package called Calibre (

Calibre (English spelling of caliber) can manage your growing collection of eBooks on your computer, transfer books to your reading device, download covers and book summaries, find books on the internet, and many other tasks.