Looking for something a little more diverse? Looking for indie authors? Enki includes over 5,300 simultaneous use ebooks from leading publishers as well as the Indie Author Project Select collection.
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if you are physically located in the state of California, you’re in!
Note - this resource does not provide access to the entire enki library collection, just titles where the license allows for everyone to be able to use them at the same time (no waiting!) It uses geolocation to provide access to anyone physically located in the state of California.
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Public Domain eBooks and eAudiobooks
On the left menu near the top of the page are links to sources of eBooks and eAudiobooksthat are on the internet in the public domain and free to all. Many classic works and old forgotten favorites are restored to us with these collections, and well worth reading, but you'll also find sources of newer books offered by publishers for free, usually for limited periods.
Most Library to Go books will work on your Kindle, but some other sources of eBooks may not.
If you want to read books in other formats on your Kindle, there is a free open-source app you can use on your computer, Calibre, that works to reformat eBooks to a format that you can read on your Kindle, or almost any other device.
Tired of Your Commercial Reading App? Calibre does more...
Calibre can be useful for any ebook reader who wants to read ebooks from varied sources, and keep the books they own in an online library designed for reader needs. The free, open-source app works on a computer (not your phone or tablet). Once you have Calibre on your computer, you can read on that device or transfer books in your library on and off your phone or tablet as you like. Keep your own notes about each book and make your own rating system. Organize your library as you prefer.
The Humboldt County Library and its employees are not responsible for what you choose to visit or download via the internet. Library and library website users are responsible for their own use of the internet and are expected to act with due caution and use critical thinking when making decisions about using the internet.