eBook Resources

Searching for books for your new Sony, Kindle, Nook or other e-reader? Looking for free ebooks to download? The Jackson/Hinds Library System has compiled a list of free ebooks available on the Internet for download. Thease resources can be used on an ebook reader, such as a Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader or an Android Phone or iPhone, iPod, iPad, laptop or on a computer. Simply click on the item to access their Web site, read the terms and conditions of the site itself and make a decision to start e-reading!


These Web sites are not supported by the Jackson/Hinds Library System nor are they meant to imply that you may obtain eBooks through the library system. They are simply a means to introduce you to eBooks and their availability on the Internet.

Are you unsure of how to download books from a free e-book site? This is your one stop place for learning about your E-Reader or how to download E-books. Watch videos, view questions and answers that meet your concerns, and find out which E-Reader is right for you all in one place! Visit Rapid City Library's E-Reader Guide for details.


inkmesh Inkmesh is a search engine that makes it easier to find free e-books for the Kindle, iPhone, Sony Reader, Nook, laptops, iPad, and other devices. It includes more than 3,500 promotional e-books that appear to be by lesser-known authors of fiction and nonfiction.

International Children's Digital Library Library for the World's Children! The ICDL Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children's literature from around the world.This site includes all sorts of free e-books with children in mind!

Book Lending BookLending.com is a Web site that matches lenders and borrowers of Kindle ebooks. To participate in lending and borrowing Kindle books, you must first register as a user on the site or connect with Facebook Connect. Any Kindle book that has lending enabled can be loaned by one Kindle user to another for 14 days. At the end of the loan period the title is automatically transferred back to the book owners Kindle. Each Kindle book you own can only be loaned once.

Digital Books IndexThis site provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books, including approximately 3,500 contemporary and classic children's books and stories. It supports the iPad, Kindle and Nook readers.

Project GutenbergProject Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.

Google BooksThis site offers nearly 3 million free ebooks from the public domain. Someof the most popular free classics can be found by browsing in the Google store under Free Classics shelf. Google Books stores the user's library in the digital cloud so books can be read on just about any device.

Open libraryThis site contains more than 1 million books and is part of the Internet Archives. The menue has a button in which the user can search by ebooks only or by the actual physical book. Click on the READ symbol next to the book for easy access.







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