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Free online book website

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:05 pm
by TLB
Evening all.

It suddenly occurred to me that I need to share this website with you:

www.b-ok.org

It was flagged up to me when my Uni library ran out of a book that we needed on the course (they could only hold 20 copies for 170+ students...).

From what I have gleaned, the books are scanned and stored. If the author asks them to be removed they are. However, MODS, if this is against any policy here, please remove the post.

Basically, they have over 4.7 million books to search through and over 76 million articles covering a whole plethora of subjects. Hope it's useful fro someone.

Re: Free online book website

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:31 pm
by jansman
It all appears to be above board. Thanks.

Re: Free online book website

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:40 pm
by Arzosah
Erm, thats astonishing! I just downloaded a hydroponics book, by Howard Resh (Amazon likes him), and a Dorling Kindersley/British Medical Association Illustrated Medical Dictionary. Just those two on their own are very well worth it, thank you TLB.

Re: Free online book website

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:34 pm
by pseudonym
Thanks for the downloads.

Re: Free online book website

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:07 pm
by TLB
No problem. There is a huge range of books and magazines in here.

I've managed to find over 200 articles while studying during my initial teacher training year and as someone who likes to be self reliant have found a great deal of books.

While I own a fair few and have my own little library in hard copies, I've also got them all stored in electronic format with the means to read, use on devices that I can charge off grid easily.

Hope more people use it!

Re: Free online book website

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:34 am
by pseudonym
Well, I for one am downloading 5 books per 24 hour period as a guest. My Kindle is filling up nicely. :mrgreen:

Many thanks again.

Re: Free online book website

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:14 pm
by Arzosah
pseudonym wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:34 am
Well, I for one am downloading 5 books per 24 hour period as a guest. My Kindle is filling up nicely. :mrgreen:

Many thanks again.
Ditto :mrgreen: my broadband isn't quite up to the task, but the books are worth coddling it :mrgreen:

Re: Free online book website

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:44 pm
by pseudonym
Arzosah wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:14 pm
pseudonym wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:34 am
Well, I for one am downloading 5 books per 24 hour period as a guest. My Kindle is filling up nicely. :mrgreen:

Many thanks again.
Ditto :mrgreen: my broadband isn't quite up to the task, but the books are worth coddling it :mrgreen:
Actually I just joined and now get 10 books per 24hr free. :mrgreen:

Re: Free online book website

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:15 pm
by TLB
I never joined as I've only ever needed the odd book or article, I think the most I got was 4.

Might be worth it though.

Re: Free online book website

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:36 pm
by Arzosah
You don't know what you've started, TLB! I sort of collect information - maybe I can't use it all, but maybe a neighbour or a family member *can*. It doesn't take up space in my house (which is a very good thing!) so thats fine. Thanks for mentioning it - sorry if we've shocked you :shock: