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Audio Books For

Audio books free for download.

Offers free full text online access to “top quality Books”, “thought provoking verses”, “romantic poems”, “famous quotes”, or “new words to enrich your vocabulary”.

Digital Book Index:

Provides links to more than 139,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non- commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites.

E-books directory:

Is a daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents, and lecture notes found all over the internet. You can submit and promote your own ebooks, add comments on already posted books, or just browse through the directory below and download anything you need.

Free Computer Books:

Here you will find some good free full text online collection of computer, programming, mathematics, engineering, technical books, as well as lecture notes and tutorials.


Provides list of books available in electronic form for free online.

Free Engineering books:

Online engineering books available for free download. There are books covering wide areas of electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, civil engineering, chemical and bioengineering, telecommunications, signal processing, etc. The books are mainly in PDF format for offline reading, some of them are online only HTML versions.

Free Tech Books:

Free online computer science & engineering books & lecture notes, all of which are legally & freely available.

Google book:

Google provides access to full-text of books that they digitized from library collections, including hundreds of books related to literature, science fiction, short stories, poetry, political science, philosophy, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, etc.

Internet Archive:

Is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. 

Library of Economic and Liberty:

A website dedicated to “advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty”. It offers a “unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researcher, and aficionados of economic thought”.


More than 29,000 eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders, and they're all free.

MERLOT [Multimedia Educational resource for learning and online teaching]:

Is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Subject includes arts, business, education, humanities, mathematics and statistics, science and technology and social sciences. Here you can find peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials.

National Academies Press:

Has more than 3,000 books online for free. Covers subjects on Engineering & Technology, Health & Medicine, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Energy conservation, Food & Nutrition etc.

Online Book page:

Features over 10,000 online free books.

Planet Publish:

Provides 60+ free e-books in PDF format, mostly literature/classics.

Project Gutenberg:

The first and oldest producer of free electronic books. This site offers 20,000 free e-books.

Read Print:

You can read online for free with over 5,000 classics books and 10,000 quotes written by the best know authors from across the world.

Tech Books:

Technology books free for download. Mostly subjects on science & technology.

World Public Library:

The World Public Library collection shelves more than 2,000,000 + PDF e-books in 100+ languages containing 125 of the finest eBooks and eDocument published on the Internet today.

General Reference

Art Cyclopedia:

Has indexed 1,200 art sites and offers more than 32,000 links directly to an estimated 100,000 works by over 7,500 artists.

Encyclopedia on Earth:

The Encyclopedia of Earth (EOE) is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The content is presented in a style intended to be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.

Encyclopedia of Life:

The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) brings together information about all life on Earth—one web page for each species. EOL is much more than 1.9 million species pages. It's an incredible resource for text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.

Encyclopedia of Mathematics:

The Encyclopedia of Mathematics (EOM) Wiki is an open access resource designed specifically for the mathematics community. With more than 8,000 entries, illuminating nearly 50,000 notions in mathematics, the EOM was the most up-to-date graduate-level reference work in the field of mathematics.

Google Scholar:

Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts, and articles.


Free, authoritative, and respected reference for Internet users, provides a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and thesaurus.


Features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines.

OCLC’s WorldCat:

WorldCat is a global network of library content and services that uses the Web to let your institution be more connected, more open, and more productive.

Other Library Holdings:

If you cannot find what you are looking for in the PMU Libraries online catalog, try search KFUPM Library holdings.


Is a peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written and maintained by scholarly experts from around the world. Scholarpedia is inspired by Wikipedia and aims to complement it by providing in-depth scholarly treatments of academic topics.


Find high-quality statistics, surveys and studies from over 18,000 sources on the internet's leading statistics database.


THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include: Bills, Resolutions, Activity in Congress, Congressional Record, Schedules, Calendars, Committee Information, Presidential Nominations, Treaties, Government Resources, For Teachers.