Finding and using electronic books from the JHU libraries..


Your public library has tons of e-books available for free!

  • 20 best websites to download free E-books
  • American Memory
  • Barnes & Noble Free E-books
  • DailyLit
  • Digital Public Library of America
  • E-Book Directory
  • Feedbooks
    A Paris-based book seller and distributor of free e-books.
  • Free E-Books.net
  • Hathi Trust Digital Library
  • International Children's Digital Library
  • Internet Archive
  • NASA E-books
  • National Academies Press
  • NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Info) Bookshelf
  • Online Books Page
  • Open Library
  • Project Gutenberg
  • SmashWords
  • Smithsonian Digital Library
  • U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) e-books

This list is arranged alphabetically by language.


  • Belarusian e-Library: http://knihi.com Literature in Belarusian, with some English, German, and other languages. 


  • Classical Chinese Literature: http://zhongwen.com/gudian.htm "This site contains Chinese classics with each character hyperlinked to its definition and etymology." No special software is necessary because the characters are displayed as images. Most works have links to English translations.
  • New Threads Chinese Cultural Society: http://www.xys.org Electronic library archive of Chinese classic texts.


  • Athena Texts Francais: http://un2sg4.unige.ch/athena/ About 10,000 e-books by French and Swiss authors in literature, philosophy, history, economics, and science, among other topics.
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France): http://gallica.bnf.fr More than 2,500 digitized works.


  • ngiyaw eBooks: German works with some classic English and Hungarian books also. Formats include: .pdf, .prc, .lit, .tr), and HTML.


  • Europeana: Access to millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, and archives.
    Search for the author or title of a book, and on the left side, narrow results by file type (“text”) and by copyright (“public domain marked”).
  • Projecti Lonnrot: Finnish and Swedish.


  • Wolne: Over 2,300 titles available, which you can read online or download in epub, mobi, or PDF.


Most of this list of free international e-books is courtesy of  Dr. Cavanaugh's Educational Technology website and eBookFriendly.