Select from our vendors below or explore the free out-of-copyright or “public domain” materials from our list of alternate sources.
Download popular eBooks for free to your phone or tablet from cloudLibrary. This service is offered in partnership with other Maine libraries, with exclusive content available to Portland Public Library cardholders. Our catalog is constantly growing, so check in frequently to see what’s new!
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EBSCOhost Ebook Collection
This collection of nearly 8,000 eBooks contains titles that cover a wide variety of topics for all ages. Books can be download to a computer or mobile device for up to 7 days by following these instructions. This service is offered through the Maine State Library.
The Scribner Writers series is a series of scholarly eBooks that include: American Writers Collection (36 vols); British Writers Collection (26 vols); European Writers Collection (14 vols); World and Genre Writers Collection (25 vols). Books can be viewed online, printed, or downloaded. This service is offered through the Maine State Library.
You can also download eBooks, for free and without due dates, that are out-of-copyright or “public domain” from these sources:
- Librophile eBooks and eAudiobooks
- Loyal Books eBooks and eAudiobooks
- Project Gutenberg eBooks
- Smashwords eBooks is the world’s largest distributor of indie eBooks, specializing in new voices in all categories and genres of the written word. Requires registration.
Les livres electroniques en francais!
La biblotheque a deux lecteurs de livres electroniques (Nook Simple Touch) avec plus de vingt livres electroniques en francais pour les francophones ou bien pour ceux qui aiment la langue francaise. On peut les emprunter pour trois semaines (exactement comme les livres imprimes).