Not surprisingly, we are receiving a number of inquiries about the availability of e-books–downloadable books for e-readers and other devices–through the library. At the present time, Lincoln County libraries do not offer e-books, but we are exploring the possibility.
In the meantime, however, there are some Internet sites that offer free e-books. Project Gutenberg, http://www.gutenberg.org/, offers more than 33,000 free books that work well with any e-reader platform. You’ll find mostly classics and public domain works.
Baen Books, http://www.bean.com/, publisher of science fiction and fantasy offers a number of their titles as free downloads. Authors including Eric Lint, Lois McMaster Bujold, Mercedes Lackey, and David Weber can be found here. There are currently 120 titles available with new titles added every month.
Now that Kindle and Nook are open to file sharing, eBookFling, http://ebookfling.com/, offers users the chance to swap e-books for free with other readers nationwide while still retaining ownership. For every five books listed to loan out, users get one “credit” toward borrowing.