Free E-books - Where They Are and How to Download Them

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If you are just starting to use an e-reader or an e-reader app, downloading e-books from some of the free sites is the quickest (and cheapest) way to learn to download to your device. In addition, the free e-book sites can provide you with the new and the old – new fiction and non-fiction e-books written by authors that are not as well-known (yet), and the classics and titles that are copyright-free.

In this hands-on course, we will introduce you to free e-book sites and help you download e-books to your reader or app.

Based on customer feedback, we have created this series of e-book/e-reader courses. We designed it so you can learn to use specific devices and then delve into other organizational issues like collection development, marketing, and policy development. We have a suggested order (note the Related Courses section below), but you may take any course at any time.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify 3 free e-book sites that may be of interest to you or your patrons
  • Download and read an e-book from 2 free e-book sites
Target Audience: 
Any staff in libraries responsible for implementing or supporting e-reader services
Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • This is an interactive course and participants will be required to attend all sessions and complete homework assignments in order to earn Continuing Education credit.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Continuing Education Credit
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