Top-Free Ebook Download Sites

If you have an ereader, there’s enough reading material available to keep you busy for a lifetime and that’s just the books available for free.

But free ebook downloads are hard to find unless you know the right websites to visit. As such, to help you out, this article lists some of the best sites that offer free ebooks for you to read. These free ebook download sites have something for everyone.

  • Overdrive

    Overdrive is one of the best digital libraries where you can download ebooks for free not just ones in the public domain but even recently released mainstream titles.

    There is one hitch, though: you’ll need a valid and active public library card or to be a student to have access to these free ebooks. Overdrive works with over 30,000 public libraries in over 40 different countries worldwide.

    In addition to free ebook checkouts, you can also listen to audiobooks for free.

  • Library Genesis

    Library Genesis is a search engine for free reading material, including ebooks, articles, magazines, comics, and more. Since it’s a search engine, browsing for books is almost impossible. The closest thing you can do is use the Topics drop-down in the navigation bar to browse what you want to read. Even then, you’ll have to get used to the terrible user interface of the site overall.

  • Project Gutenberg

    Another of the best free ebook download sites is Project Gutenberg. It’s a charity endeavor, sustained through volunteers and fundraisers, that aims to collect and provide as many high-quality ebooks as possible. Most of its library consists of public domain titles, but it has other stuff, too, if you’re willing to look around.They are available for download in EPUB and MOBI formats (some are only available in one of the two) and can be read online in HTML format.

    You can browse the library by category (of which there are hundreds), by most popular (which means total download count), by latest (which means the date of upload), or by random (which is a great way to find new material to read).

  • Free-Ebooks.net

    Free-Ebooks.net offers thousands of free ebooks. The content is broadly split into six categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Sci-Fi, Self Help, and Business.

    To be able to download free ebooks, you will need to sign up for an account, which is free to create. Once you have an account, you can download up to five free titles every month.

    In addition to English, the books are available in dozens of other languages.

  • Open Library

    Open Library offers an easily searchable directory of all the free ebooks that are available on The Internet Archive.  The total library is pushing towards 1.5 million items.

    Some of the most popular categories include Romance, Kids, and History. You can even find some textbooks lurking in the catalog.

    The site is open source, and anyone can edit the information available for each book.

Before You Go:

The best thing about many free ebooks is that they don’t have DRM

. This means you aren’t limited by how many devices you can read them on. So, what are you waiting for? Grab some free ebooks!