Thursday, February 21, 2013

13 Places For Free Textbooks Online

Free Textbooks

Blog Books has some links to free online textbooks.  A couple were only samples, but the rest were full textbooks for free.  Download and viewing options vary as these are links offsite.
Bookboon has a huge collection of free textbooks in a wide variety of subjects.  All are available for free download in PDF.
CK12 has a large collection of free textbooks in a 21 different subjects and SAT prep .  All are available for free download in PDF, MOBI or EPUB, after free registration.  The PDFs load immediately.  The MOBI abd EPUB are generated and a download link is emailed to you.
College Open Textbooks offers free textbooks in 24 different subjects.  Many are in wiki form at WikiBooks, where they may also be downloaded as PDF and some that I looked at were avaialble as PDF.  No registration required.
Free eTextbooks Online has a large collection of links to free texttbooks online in a good number of subjects.  Links are offsite so download and viewing options vary.
FreeTechBooks has links to a good collection of free math and computer related textbooks.  Download and viewing options vary as these are links offsite.
InterActMath offers about 60 free mathematics textbooks for free online use.  Press the enter button up top, the links across the bottom are for their pay sites.
NewYorkUniversity offers a large collection of online textbooks, lecture notes, tutorials and videos on mathmatics and physics.  All appear to be available for free download in PDF.
Open Culture has links to 160 free textbooks online in 19 different subjects.  Download and viewing options vary as these are links to a variety of sites.
OpenStax College has only a few textbooks, but they appear to be high quality.  All are availalble for free reading online or free download in PDF or EPUB.
RobBeezerPhD offers his textbook, A First course in Linear Algebra, for free reading online and free download in PDF.  There are also links to other free online math texts (download and viewing options vary).
Saylor.org has a wide variety of courses and textbooks available for free.  All the ones I checked were offered for free download in PDF, but download and viewing options may vary as these are links offsite.
Textbook Revolution is a student run website that has links to a wide variety of free textbooks and course materials online.  Download and viewing options vary as these are links offsite.