How can I read books online for free?

id like to read books online for free! if anyone could help that would be great :)

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    For books that are in the Public domain, look at these sites:

    If you want books under copyright, I am afraid you are out of luck. Authors want to be paid for their work. (Only in very rare cases does an author offer an entire copyrighted work on the net for free). There is no legal way to read books under copyright for free. If you find something on the web, it will either be someone's fabrication, or it will be pirated, which could land you in trouble if you use it.

    I'd either buy (try used book stores if buying new is too rich for you) or borrow at a library. Lots of books can be gotten through Inter-library loan. Lots of libraries have e book readers of one type or another and may have your book on it. That is another thing to check out (it would not be on your computer, though).


    Source(s): I am a librarian.
  • 1 decade ago

    Several web sites offer online full-texts of books that are out of copyright, e.g.

    However, aside from the copyright owner, which is almost always the author or their publisher, ANYONE who posts, distributes, or transmits the text of these books online is violating both the U.S. and the International Copyright laws, infringing on Intellectual Property, and can be fined and jailed for it. (In general, anything first published within the last 52 years in the U.S. will still be in copyright. When the law was changed, it became copyright duration matched the rest of the work, i.e. the author’s/copyright owner’s lifetime plus 50 years.)

    Writers make a living by creating their work. To read or use it without paying for it, is STEALING, pure and simple.

    If the work is valuable enough to read, it must be paid for.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    i'm not sure if all public libraries do this but my local library offers audio books online. all i need is a library card and i can go online and download audio books and ebooks. the best part is i can download them right to my iphone if i choose to. hope this helps!

  • Paul L
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    For older books, published before 1923, start with:

    Then do a search for "free e-books" and you will find many more links.

    Newer books are under copyright protection, so you will have a much harder time finding free e-book versions. The exception is to visit the website of your local library for legal, newer downloads.

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  • 4 years ago

    I love watching TV, I love the pet shows, the medical shows and the court docket and Judges shows

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    There are plenty of many testimonies out there that don't have movies. Literature can explore principles and ideas without having to get worried in regards to a special results budget.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can legally read out-of-copyright texts at the above website.

    Books that are still under copyright cannot be displayed online without the express permission of the copyright holder. Those that do so risk fine and/or imprisonment.

    ~Dr. B.~

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    download them for free :D

  • 1 decade ago
    Source(s): hope this helps!i love reading online too and this were the 2 sites that i found=) the first website has other genres too besides romance=)
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