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E-books

Download E-books From Your LibraryWichita E-Reads (e-books)
The Wichita Public Library offers e-books from OverDrive. Head to Wichita E-Reads to browse the collection, check out an e-book for your Kindle, Nook™, iPad®, or smartphone, and start reading today!

Getting Help 

Need help getting started? Here are quick how-to guides for Kindle users and users of all other major e-readers. Find customized help for your device at Wichita E-Reads.

The Wichita Public Library offers frequent training on e-books. Check the latest technology class schedule for current offerings. Can't make a class? Book a Librarian!

Returning Books Early

Unfortunately, there is one topic that is not covered at Wichita E-Reads and it's an important one: how to return books early!

Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for the Library's free monthly newsletter, delivered straight to your email (or via RSS), featuring only downloadable e-books. 

Other Sources for Downloadable Books

  • FeedBooks is a digital library for both public domain and original books. Browsing-friendly.
  • Manybooks.net is a digital library that takes e-books from Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, and other free sources and converts them to file formats suitable for e-readers. Browsing-friendly.
  • Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works and to encourage the creation and distribution of e-books.
  • Google Books has compiled nearly 3 million public domain books; books are also available for purchase, making this a very large catalog.
  • The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.
  • The On-Line Books Page at the University of Pennsylvania, is a portal connecting to over 900,000 free books on the Web, in many formats.
  • The HathiTrust Digital Library is a partnership of research institutions and libraries to digitize, archive and share appropriate content digitally.  
  • Open Library is part of the Internet Archive and features scans of digitized books from participating libraries.
  • Baen Free Library provides some of its science fiction and fantasy titles free in digital formats.
  • Digital Book Index is a clearing house of links to publishers, universities and private sites. Most texts are free, but some require a fee.
  • Looking for cooperative lending sites to swap Kindle e-books? Try Book Lending, Lendle or eBook Fling.
  • Books Should Be Free makes public domain audio books available for browsing.
  • LibriVox volunteers record books in the public domain and release the free audio files.

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Last update: 2/11/2014
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