E-Book Databases

Many Books: Established in 2004, the database contains over 50,000 fiction and non fiction eBooks. The collection emcompasses several genres ranging from fantasy, horror, romance, mystery, thriller, science fiction, biographies, action, adventure, children’s books, love stories and history education among others. Many Books provides instant updates and filters for quick browsing by author, genre and language. You can download the Many Books app from the playstore to access, download and read free books. Visit https://manybooks.net/ to access Many Books.


Gutenberg: This is an online library of over 60,000 free eBooks in various subjects. You can search and browse for books by author, title, subject, language, type, popularity and more. Gutenberg provides a list of recently added, new and updated and has provision for notifications when new books are made available.The collection is freely offered to readers for education, enjoyment, enlightenment, and entertainment. Books on similar topics are arranged on the bookshelf alphabetically to ease access for readers. Visit https://www.gutenberg.org/ to access Gutenberg.


Listening Books: This database is a digital collection of audio books and other information materials ranging from fiction , nonfiction, newspapers and magazines. It is suitable for children and adults with specific learning difficulties including; dyslexia, mental health conditions, anxiety, visual impairment or physical disabilities. It permits readers to download the audio books. Visit https://www.listening-books.org.uk/ to access Listening Books.


Internet Archive: As a digital library, the internet archive provides free access to collections of digitized materials including websites, software applications, games, cultural artifacts, music, movies/videos and millions of books. As an open library, special attention is given to books. A wide range of books are made electronically available. They are free to read and downloadable. All these resources are available to researchers, historians, scholars and the general public. Visit https://archive.org/ to access Internet Archive


Digital Book Index: The Digital Book Index is an online catalog of electronic books, texts and documents. It provides access to over 165,000 full-text ebooks from different publishers, universities and sites. The database contains reference books, children’s books, Literature and languages, social sciences, philosophy, law, mathematics, health and Medicine. Visit http://www.digitalbookindex.org/ to access Digital Book Index.


World Digital Library: Launched by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library (WDL) contains a rich source of free manuscripts, rare books, films, musical scores, prints, recordings, architectural drawings and maps. It aims at promoting international and intercultural understanding; expanding the volume and variety of online cultural content; providing resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences, and building capacity in partner institutions so as to narrow the digital divide within and among countries. You can access World Digital Library through https://www.loc.gov/collections/world-digital-library.


Book Boon: This database contains more than 800 free eBooks, audio-visual learning materials and online courses for students and researchers. The collection is available in different languages and content is downloadable in PDF format. Subject areas covered are economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural sciences. You can visit https://bookboon.com to access Book boon.


Free Computer Books: Free Computer Books is a directory of free eBooks, tutorials and lecture notes. The disciplines include; computer science, networking, programming languages, systems programming, linux books and mathematics. To access Free computer books, visit https://freecomputerbooks.com/


Open Access Publishing in European Networks: This is a comprehensive database that contains freely accessible peer reviewed academic books in the fields of humanities and social sciences. The collections are filtered according to subjects, publishers, language and date. The database serves as an open infrastructure and aims at increasing the discoverability of open access books. Visit https://oapen.org/home to access OAPEN to review, share and download books at no cost.


Public Bookshelf: The database provides access to different kinds of romance books ranging from contemporary, suspense, historical, regency, Inspirational, vampire, fantasy, paranormal and Western romance. It provides a platform for readers to read stories online and authors to publish their books at no cost. To access Public Bookshelf collection, visit https://www.publicbookshelf.com/index.html.


ReadCentral: The database comprises of a vast collection of free nonfiction books, novels, dramas, poems, short stories and essays in different languages. ReadCentral can be used by people of all ages and backgrounds including; reading enthusiasts, students, researchers and on-the-go readers. The database provides a mobile version to enable the users to use mobile devices to access content. To access ReadCentral, visit https://www.readcentral.com/


PDF Drive: PDF Drive contains over 79,357,440 free ebooks to search, preview and download. The database contains powerful features such as previews, advanced filtering and synchronized searching using computer and mobile devices. Besides, PDF is continuously updated with new contents. Visit, https://www.pdfdrive.com/ to access PDF Drive.


Indian Academy of Sciences: Founded in 1934 with the sole goal of promoting and upholding the cause of science, the Indian Academy of Sciences currently publishes 10 science journals in different disciplines. The published journals undergo a rigorous peer view process and information is made available online through open access. To access the Indian Academic of Sciences database, visit: https://www.ias.ac.in/


Open Textbooks: The database contains over 1024 academic textbooks that are peer reviewed, free, adaptable and openly licensed. Students, faculty and other users are free to download, edit and distribute the textbooks. Supported by the Open Education Network, the Open Textbooks database covers subjects like; business, computer science, engineering, education, humanities, medicine, natural sciences and student success. The site is time-saving since tables of contents and summaries for textbooks are provided. Visit, https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ to access Open Textbooks.


Free Books Centre: The database provides links to thousands of free online technical books. It comprises over 25 subject categories in the disciplines of physics, computer sciences, business, mathematics, medicine, engineering and law amongst others. To access the Free Books Centre, visit: http://www.freebookcentre.net/


Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB): Established by the Open Access Publishing in European Network in 2012, DOAB provides access to over 51,914 free scholarly and peer-reviewed open access books. With the sole aim to increase discoverability of open access books, the database is open to all publishers who publish peer reviewed books in open access. To explore this vast collection, visit https://www.doabooks.org/


OBOOKO: The database contains over 3000 free ebook titles to download and read at no cost. Users can download content in pdf, epub and kindle formats across devices such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, e-readers and mobile phones. Obooko is a totally free database currently being used by over 800,000 people across the globe. Visit https://www.obooko.com/ to access the great reads.


The Universal Digital Library: Launched by Carnegie-Mellon University, the Universal Digital Library (UDL) contains over 1,000,000 ebooks in different subject areas. To access UDL books, one needs to use either the DjVu plugin and/or Tiff plugin on Windows, Linux and MAC. To access this collection, visit http://ulib.isri.cmu.edu/