Nellie Pederson Civic Library

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eBooks

Free eBook and audio book downloads.

Free eBooks!  Free Audiobooks! Free eBooks! Free Audiobooks! 

Download and read eBooks or listen to audiobooks on your computer or hand-held device provided through a partnership of Central Texas Libraries.  If you are familiar with the download procedure for your device, click this device icon. 

E-book Reader

If you need assistance, refer to the following directions.  You may also visit the websites listed after the Nook instructions for other eBook collections. 

Kindle Users:

1.    Plug in Kindle to USB port.
2.   Go to library website www.cliftonlib.com.
3.   Click the device icon.  E-book Reader
4.   Log in to Nellie Pederson Library.  Use your library card number (including the zeroes) and password (your 10-digit telephone number.) 
5.   Select book to check out.  (Make sure Kindle is listed.)
6.   Click Add to Cart.
7.   Proceed to Check-out/Confirm for Check-out.
8.   Get for Kindle.
9.   Get Library Book.
10. Log in to Amazon, using your e-mail and login.
11.  Deliver to...Select.
12. Continue.
13. Download Now.
14. Save File
15. My Computer/Drive E/Documents/Save.

Nook Users:

You must first download Overdrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions to your computer prior to downloading eBooks.  Both are available for download on the home page (lower left side of page.)  

1.    Plug in Nook to USB port.
2.   Go to library website www.cliftonlib.com.
3.   Click the device icon.  E-book Reader
4.   Log in to Nellie Pederson Library.  Use your library card number (including the zeroes) and password (your 10-digit telephone number.) 
5.   Select book to check out.  (Make sure Kindle is listed.)
6.   Click Add to Cart.
7.   Proceed to Check-out/Confirm for Check-out.
8.   Download.
9.   Open file.
10. After the book is downloaded to Adobe, simply click the book and drag and drop it to your device to your device listed on the left side of the screen.

http://gutenberg.net.au/ - Project Gutenberg Australia, a treasure trove of literature offering quality books free.  

http://www.archive.org/details/texts - Internet Archive site, with over three million items, contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts and academic books.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Free-eBooks/379003078/ - Free NOOK books from Barnes & Noble organized by genre.

http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=2245146011 - A collection of free classics and out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books from Amazon.

http://books.google.com/ebooks - Search for free e-books on this site.

www.feedbooks.com - thousands of public domain books and original books from new authors that are readable on any mobile device.

www.gutenberg.com  -  33,000 public domain books that can be downloaded in multiple formats.

www.tryharlequin.com  -  16 try-for-free romance titles.

www.suvudu.com/category/library - a small collection of sci-fi and fantasy titles from Random House.

www.munseys.com -  free pulp, classics, and more.

www.panmacmillan.com/extracts/displayPage.asp?PageTitle=Extracts%20Home - 414 extracts (tastes of books) to let you know if you want to keep reading.

www.ebookstore.sony.com - Sony and Google have partnered to provide that has a mix of free and purchaseable titles.  To locate the free titles, search for bargain-priced, then related subject, then by ranking in the left-hand area, then sort by price

Format Note: eReaders support many formats.  All support txt and pdf document files, as well as basic image files, e.g., gifs and jpgs.  If you are a Kindle user, you can download free books in mobi format.  Download books to Nook in epub format.  If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you may use the free app, Stanza, that has access to all these sites listed above when you click Get Books.