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eBooks

Smashwords.com
Download brand-new books from independent authors from this easy-to-navigate site. To find free eBooks, just choose “Filter by” > “Free eBooks”. You can choose your favorite genre or take a chance on the most recently uploaded book. Who knows? You may be among the first to read the next great American author! 

Learning Express eBooks
Do you need more than just simple test prep? Do you need to learn everything there is to know on, for example, acing a test or getting a job as a firefighter? This website provides free, downloadable books to help you with every aspect of a career change, from polishing your interviewing skills to passing an industry-wide standardized test.

Harlequin Romance
Through tryharlequin.com, readers can download more than 15 romances, including paranormal romance, tales of inspirational love, and even titles in Spanish and French!

Project Gutenberg
Did you know that eBooks were invented by Michael Hart in 1971? His idea evolved into Project Gutenberg, a library of over 33,000 free eBooks. These eBooks are free because their copyright has expired, so if you’re a fan of the classics you’ll love Project Gutenberg! You can read books on your computer or download them to almost any electronic reader.

Amazon Popular Classics
Just because you own a Kindle doesn’t mean you have to pay for eBooks! Amazon.com’s “Popular Classics” section is a user-friendly way to download out-of-copyright eBooks right to your Kindle — no file conversion necessary. Rediscover favorite classics like “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and “The Wind in the Willows” or uncover a more obscure title. Happy hunting!

Rare Book Room
This website will draw out the bibliophile in everyone! Over 400 rare books have been digitally photographed, page by page, and uploaded onto this site. View high-resolution images of pages from Galileo’s journal or maps drawn by Mercator’s own hand. Be sure to view the botany books, which are beautifully illustrated.

Check out an eBook from the Library

If you have a Waukegan Public Library card, you can download library-owned eBooks anytime, anywhere! Waukegan Public Library offers best-selling and classic eBooks, available 24/7 from our website.   With hundreds of popular fiction and nonfiction titles, the Library’s newest collection has something for everyone.