Download ebooks, Audiobooks, etc.

Did you know that LOTS of ebooks are available through our library's eresources -- free of charge, just like printed material? Here are a few Web sites to visit to get your ebook collections bulked up without hurting your pocketbook!

DOWNLOAD MEDIA from: Ocean State Libraries (OSL) eZone

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With download media available 24/7, your library is always open! Get started with a Guided Tour or our Quick-Start Guide.

Watch a Narrated Tutorial for Downloading Adobe Digital Editions to Your Computer (necessary for borrowing ebooks from the E-Zone).

Guide for Using Adobe Digital Editions - Transferring your ebooks to your ereader.

Free ebooks

Project Gutenberg

Download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC or mobile reader/device: (iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android or other mobile or cell phone).

We carry high quality books. Our free books were previously published by bona fide publishers and digitized with the help of thousands of volunteers.

No fee or registration is required, but if you find Project Gutenberg useful, we kindly ask you to donate a small amount so we can buy and digitize more books. Other ways to help include digitizing more books, recording audio books, or reporting errors.

Over 100,000 free ebooks are available through our Partners, Affiliates and Resources.

Other "Free"websites are:


MobileRead Forums

ebook Collections with Over 29,000 Free e-Books!


Over 95,000 new books written by the community's 371,000 members are available on BookRix for Free.  They also offer foreign language and audiobooks. has a combination of older titles as well as brand new books written by some of its 900,000 members. The free membership allows 5 eBook downloads per month which are available in HTML, pdf, and txt formats as well as Mobile eReader Formats for Kindle, Sony,iPad,iPhone, and Nook devices.


Thousands of free titles are available at Mobipocket in the genres of English, American, and Germanic Literature, Romance and Children's Lit, and non-fiction genres such as World History.  They also offer a free Mobipocket eBook Reader.

For Kindle Users...

 How to find free ebooks for your Kindle.

Kindle Sharing!

Kindle book lending now available

Amazon promised Kindle Lending & Borrowing, and it is now possible. Amazon has detailed instructions for how to lend out your Kindle books, but it seems fairly simple -- you simply go to the "Manage your Kindle" section under "your account" to loan out an eligible title to anyone you want (you just need an e-mail address).

Another sharing service piggybacks on Kindle lending...