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Internet Archive provides free access to an impressive digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Take a step back in time to view old websites via the Wayback Machine, or visit the eBook and Texts Archive to browse their wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.
Open Library, a project of Internet Archive, strives through the work of grant-funded programmers and volunteers to create one web page for every book every published. Presently over 20 million records are available, over 1 million of which are accessible to the general public (More are provided free of charge to the visually impaired). Some 10,000 books published between 1440 and 2011 may be checked out via the Lending Library to one reader at a time.
Project Gutenberg: Host site for over 30,000 free eBooks and audio books, which may be downloaded for viewing on your PC, smart phone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device. Project Gutenberg books are not new, rather they include books freely available in the public domain.
Word Public Library Association describes itself as the world’s largest eBook provider. Founded in 1996, the World Public Library Association is a global coordinated effort to preserve and disseminate classic works of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works in a number of languages and countries around the world. Its mission is to provide the world's most complete collection of electronic texts, books, and documents online, as well as offer a variety of services and resources that support and strengthen the instructional programs of education, elementary through post-baccalaureate studies. A paid subscription membership section is available.
Wowio sets itself apart from other eBook sites by offering an ad-based, subsidy model which allows users to download new titles at reduced rates or for free. Graphic novels are featured among other genres.
Baen Free Library includes a collection of free Sci-Fi and fantasy ebooks.
Government Publications: A list of e-books and pdfs which can be downloaded to your computer, mobile device or e-reader. Links are included to Driver's License Study Guides.