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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. If you are going to have your own online storytime, on social medai or otherwise, let us know and we will help you spread the word!

Nebraska libraries doing online storytimes, including, but not limitied to:


For more information, contact Information Services Team.