Open Library

Open Libray‘s organizational goal is to provide “one web page for every book” published, and to date, they have over 20 million book records added to their collection. Through its interlibrary loan system, users are able to borrow books from its collection. If a book is not available online, it is linked to World Cat (an online catalog of…

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is one of the oldest free digital libraries on the web. It offers over 55,000 free books that are in the public domain.  Each book can be downloaded in in Epub, Kindle, and PDF formats.   Project Gutenberg works in partnership with LibriVox, which produced volunteer recorder audio books. This is a great…

Bookopolis

Bookopolis is a social networking site for younger readers, 2nd through 7th grade.  Its goal is to ” ignite a love of reading for fun in kids ages 7-12 that will last a lifetime.”  Young readers are able to explore newly published books and make recommendations about books they have read in a safe online…

LibriVox

Librivox is a collection of free public domain audiobooks.  These books are read by volunteers.  Currently, there are 10,000 audiobooks in their collection. Librivox will not have current novels, but if you need to read one of the classics, this is a great resource.