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Free eBooks & eAudiobooks:  



Amazon: Top 100 Free eBooks

Barnes & Noble: Free NOOK Books


BookBub (Requires email sign up. Be sure to use a personal non-work email.)

Google Play: Top Free in Books (Have to be signed in to your Gmail)


InTech (Open Access books and journals covering science, technology, and medicine)

Microsoft Virtual Academy Free eBooks

NASA eBooks

The National Academies Press (Free to read online. Has a section on "Conflict and Security Issues")

Open Book Publishers (Free to read online)

Open Culture

Oyster (Not free, but $9.95 a month all you can read)

Planet eBook: Free Classic Literature

Project Gutenberg: Free eBooks (You may not be able to access this site on government computers)

University of California Press: Public Access eBooks

University of Chicago: New Free eBook Every Month

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository

Search Directory of Open Access Books

The DOAB is a directory of open access, academic peer reviewed books.




This guide contains a mix of sources; some can be read online or streamed, others can be downloaded to devices.

Apps and software cannot be downloaded onto government computers. Any of the resources included in this guide which require downloading an app or additional software (e.g., iTunes) should be accessed on a personal computer or device.

Any accounts or email sign ups should be created using a personal email not your government email.