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Many Georgia public libraries provide access to e-books through Georgia Download Destination, a provider of both downloadable audio books, e-books, and e-magazines.

Several other library systems offer ebooks through a direct license with Overdrive or RBDigital. Some library systems do not currently offer ebooks. Check with your local library for availability.

Free E-Books available for download

eBooks on EBSCOhost available through GALILEO.
FreeBooksy posts a free ebook at least once a day in multiple genres
Google Books allows preview and full view of millions of books and magazines. Download full view titles in PDF and EPUB.
Open Library, from the Internet Archive, offers e-books to download in multiple formats, including MOBI/send to Kindle. is an easy-to-search collection of free ebooks, downloadable in many formats.
Project Gutenberg is the "the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks)." offers free public domain books, both old enough to have dropped out of copyright and new works by authors hoping to get noticed. has some classics, but mainly seems to specialize in old adventure, science fiction, and detective pulp fiction. Books are available in all e-reader formats.


Kindle Compatibility

  • Though most e-books from the sites listed above are compatible with Kindle, as of now, e-books from eBooks on EBSCO are not.
  • Purchases from the Google eBookstore are not compatible with Kindle, but free PDF downloads from the Google Books site linked above are readable on many Kindle devices (more info).
  • While RBDigital cannot provide the Kindle-specific ebook format, Recorded Books' app works on the Kindle Fire tablet.

Sources for online books


Library Quotes

The public
library is more than a repository of books. It's a mysterious, wondrous place with the power to change lives.
- Elizabeth Taylor,
Chicago Tribune literary editor