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Help your patrons find free ebook and audiobook options during the COVID-19 pandmic.
Free Ebooks and Audiobooks Storytime Resources Online Storytimes

Free ebook and audiobooks:

  • Stories from Audible - Audible is providing free access to their children's audiobooks while schools are closed.
  • Open Library - an open library catalog, with ebooks available to borrow.
  • Book Boon - free textbooks. Business and soft skill books require a subscription.
  • Project Gutenberg - free ebooks in the public domain.
  • TeenBookCloud -30 day free trial available - an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or public library
  • TumbleBooks- librarires must email info@tumblebooks.com with subject line Free TumbleBooks in order to receive free links to all five of its databases.
  • RomanceBookCloud - free trial of romance ebooks.
  • Open Culture Audiobooks - links to 1000 free audiobooks.
  • Open Culture eBooks - links to 800 free ebooks for iPad, Kindle, and other devices.

Storytime resources:

Many publishers and authors are adapting their policies to let educators use their books for virtual storytimes. Here are some that we've found:

Online storytimes:
Here are some online storytimes and author events you can share.


For more information, contact Information Services Team.