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Other Useful Sites - Free E-Books & Audio Books

 

A service of the Connecticut State Library and your local library

In order to help meet the growing demand for e-Books, this page presents major sources of free, downloadable e-Books at a time when iCONN is unable to purchase the most popular e-Books. We provide these links as a convenience and regret that we are unable to provide technical support for these sites.

eBooks

Collections

e-Books in various formats

For the Kindle - Amazon's Free Collection (over 16.000 of the most popular classics)*
 
For the Nook - Barnes & Noble's Free Collection*

Free e-Textbooks - CK12 FlexBooks (math and science subjects for middle and high school classes)
 
In iCONN

  • iCONN eBooks (requires CT public library card)
    Nonfiction and fiction ebooks that you can download to your computer for limited times. Apps are available for your iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle Fire too. Holds and checkout require a valid CT public library card number.
  • Nonfiction Book Collection – High Schools (requires CT public library card)
    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 2,700 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more. Not downloadable.
  • Nonfiction Book Collection – Middle Schools (requires CT public library card)
    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 3,200 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more. Not downloadable.
  • Nonfiction Book Collection – Elementary Schools (requires CT public library card)
    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 1,300 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more. Not downloadable.


Free e-Books for Elementary Schools
 
For more e-Books, try iCONN's Literature site or your home library

* Note: these sites require setting up an account with a credit card.  

Individual Works

Jack Dougherty and colleagues, On The Line: How Schooling, Housing and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its Suburbs. Hartford, CT: Trinity College, Spring 2011. Web-book preview edition. (read online only)
 
Kristen Nawrotzki and Jack Dougherty, editors. Writing History in the Digital Age. Ann Arbor, MI: DigitalCultureBooks, University of Michigan Press, 2013.

Audio Books

Audio Archive

The Internet Archives' free audio book service.

LibriVox

Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world.

Lit2Go

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

Audio Books in iCONN

OneClickdigital audio books (Recorded Books) (requires public library card)
Over 2300 nonfiction and fiction audio books that you can download to your computer for limited times. Apps are available for your iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle Fire too. Holds and checkout require a valid CT public library card number.

Open Culture (550 audiobooks)


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