Reference

eBooks

Sites

* Askews eBooks
Access a free eBook service of fiction and non-fiction titles. This collection of eBooks focuses on British titles.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* OverDrive
Free eAudiobook and eBook collection. Contains some Project Gutenberg titles. Regularly updated. Requires free OverDrive software installation.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Overdrive for kids
Free eBook and eAudiobook collection containing thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles for children.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Overdrive for teens
Free eBook and eAudiobook collection containing thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles for teens.
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* Wheelers eBooks
Access a free eBook service of fiction and non fiction titles. The collection focuses on New Zealand titles. Access this with your library card number and password / PIN. Currently available outside libraries only.
* 40kBooks
Short fiction and non-fiction eBooks in four languages.
* Amazon
Free and pay for downloadable books. A free Kindle application allows free books to be downloaded for reading on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android Phones - the Kindle eReader is not required.
* Baen Free Library
Baen.com publishes and supplies science fiction and fantasy printed and eBooks. It makes some eBooks available for free. HTML, Microsoft Reader, Mobipocket Reader formats.
* Bartleby.com
Free downloadable eBooks, supported by advertising. Wide range of titles.
* Bookboon.com
Free downloadable travel guides, student textbooks and business books in .PDF format, written exclusively for Bookboon. Books are supported by advertising.
* Bookshout
Discover books, connect with friends, and share content with authors. BookShout! is a next generation e-reading platform that allows authors, publishers, and brands to sell books AND stay connected to readers.
* Early New Zealand Books Project
Aims to provide the keyword-searchable text of significant books published about New Zealand in the nineteenth century.
* ebook friendly
eBook tips, deals, advice and links to sources for ebooks. Also loads of just neat bookish stuff. Includes useful guide to buying a device for reading ebooks.
* E-books and accessibility
Advice from the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind.
* Google Books
Out-of-copyright books that you can read, download and print. Previews of in-copyright and in-print books that you may want to purchase, in-copyright but out-of-print books that Google has or will digitise.
* Internet Archive Text Archive
Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books. PDF format.
* ManyBooks.net
A mixture of Project Gutenburg text, public domain and creative commons works from a number of sources in an easy-to-navigate site. Formats are: .doc, ePub, eReader, iLiad PDF, iPod Notes, iSilo, Mobipocket/Kindle, PDF, Large Print PDF, Plucker, Sony, Microsoft 'LIT' format, FictionBook.
* meBooks
New Zealand eBooks - includes New Zealand fiction and non-fiction and also a lot of out of copyright New Zealand books for free. Books are in ePub or Mobi (Amazon Kindle) format.
* Met Publications New York
MetPublications is a portal to the Met’s comprehensive publishing program. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this resource will continue to expand and could eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals published by the Metropolitan Museum since the Met's founding in 1870. Current titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF, at no cost.
* New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
Search and browse an open digital library of New Zealand and Pacific Island documentary heritage material as well as new born-digital work and research from Victoria University. The collection contains over 1400 texts in ePub and PDF formats and will continue to grow.
* Open Culture Free eBooks
Indexes eBooks freely available online from various sources.
* Open Culture Free Textbooks
Indexes free textbooks available online from various sources.
* Project Gutenberg
More than 36,000 free downloadable copyright expired eBooks, including many classic works of literature, digitised by volunteers. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats. As well as literature their catalogue contains audiobooks, data, recorded and sheet music and video. Some of these titles are also available through OverDrive.
* Project Gutenberg - Australia
Books in the public domain in Australia, prepared by volunteers. Choose between ePub, Mobipocket HTML and simple text formats.
* TED books
Short nonfiction works, each less than 20,000 words each - long enough to explain a powerful idea, but short enough to be read in a single sitting.
* Teleread catalog of Free eBooks
This guide covers where and how to obtain free eBooks of all kinds.
* World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. PDF