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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Library.nu alternatives

Are you looking for some good alternatives to the lost gigapedia, library.nu, legalreads.com, coinread.com or bookos.org?
Well, here is a list that I update quite often and whenever you (yes, you!) give me new entries (also anonymously in the comments below).

IMPORTANT UPDATE 
Presently, many of you reach this page searching words like "en.bookfi.org alternatives", "library.nu alternatives" or "ebookoid", well I am not sure this will be the case also in the near future... :(
Due to the new guidelines against piracy, this post COULD  NOT be listed among the search results you'll get from Google and/or  Bing. For this reason, I suggest you to save this page as bookmark in your browser, if you want to be always able to reach it :)


My favorite, 100% FREE and LEGAL alternative to Library.nu is

http://freescience.info/index.php


The best library.nu alternatives ...
Just to be clear, *most* of the websites listed below DO NOT seem very legal, since they could host copyrighted material, as a consequence you use them at *your* own risk! Understood? Well!
In this case, here are the alternatives to library.nu you were looking for.... and if you know other links, just send me a message or leave a comment and I will update this post!

http://libgen.info/

http://en.bookfi.org/ (almost the reincarnation of library.nu!)
http://booksee.org/
http://bookza.org/


http://bib.tiera.ru

http://it-ebooks.info/

http://ebookoid.org/  (login required) powerful website but it got some criticism (read comments below)

http://lib.org.by/   It hosts books listed by category. Partially in Russian! (but you can translate the whole website with google translator ... )

http://mirtitles.org/  specialized in the MIR titles (excellent collection of science books in the Soviet Union). An absolute must!

http://www.ebookl.com/

http://ebookee.org/

http://www.freebookspot.es/

http://gen.lib.rus.ec/ (search engine)

http://btdigg.org/ (torrents)

http://www.freeetextbooks.com (login required, torrents)

http://www.textbooknova.com/ (login required, torrents)

http://findebookee.com/

... other alternatives ...
http://tuebl.ca
http://ebook3000.com
 http://www.bookyards.com/
http://www.free-ebooks.net/
http://manybooks.net/http://www.getfreeebooks.com/ 
http://bookgo.org/
http://librarypirate.ph/ (login required)
http://www.myanonamouse.net/ (login required)
http://bibliotik.org/ (login required)
http://aaaaarg.org/ (login required)
http://www.warez-bb.org/ (login required)
http://avaxhome.ws/ebooks (login required)
http://forum.mobilism.org/ (login required)
http://www.boerse.bz/ (login required)

Tech specific links
These sites are for tech books i.e. programming, engineering, mathematics etc.
http://www.freecomputerbooks.com
http://www.freetechbooks.com
http://www.onlinecomputerbooks.com
http://4ebooks.org/


... the dead links!
http://library.nu
http://bookos.org/ (*currently* down, probably dead)
http://coinread.com/
http://legalreads.com
http://old.piratebytes.com/
http://genofond.org/
http://bookova.com/

Important final note  
Remember that piracy is a crime and keep in mind that knowledge requires time, work and money so it must have a (reasonable) cost!!!
Buy always the all books you *really* need, and if it can help you, consider their prices in terms of "cocktail ", "beer", "wine", "nutella-can" or "whatever-you-are-addicted-to" units...
I mean you can always (yes, always!!!) save money for a good book if you cut some nonessential expenses like the aforementioned  alcoholic stuff... Just a suggestion!
Do not forget that, sometimes, you can get a very cheap copy of your book on Amazon, eBay or AbeBooks. About this option there is the wonderful website www.bookfinder.com that I highly recommend you since it is a search engine specific for buying used/new books. About Amazon, there is also the link on the right ---->>>
If you really want to spend not even a penny, here is a very good repository with  FREE scientific material and it is 100 % legal!
http://freescience.info/index.php



Remember that "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
Benjamin Franklin

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43 comments:

  1. heres another alternative

    http://legalreads.com

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    1. I updated the post with your link, thank you!

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  2. http://coinread.com/ is RIP now.

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    1. Thanks! I moved it in the list of dead links.

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  3. Does anyone know if ebookoid is off?

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    1. Sorry for the late answer... the url http://ebookoid.org/ seems to work!

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  4. it seems ebookoid is dead as well

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  5. I found excellent books at ebookoid.com, but I have to donate to be VIP by getting ebookoid credits.
    I am afraid of scams?
    Do you know if it is safe and real?

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    1. I don't know but, as always, when in doubt... better not do it! There are also other websites and, anyway, it's much more safe to buy the original book(s) when you can.

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  6. Thank you, I was searching for this info. for a long time. Thanks again for your help! I would buy as many books as I can (I don't drink :))

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  7. Thanks for the list!

    One more source: ebook3000.com is also decent.

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks to you! Just added to the list!

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  8. http://ebookoid.net/ demanded for credit what i can do

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    1. As I wrote above... when in doubt don't do it!
      This is just my advice...

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  9. http://bookova.com/

    This seems dead...

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  10. Your site can still be found on Google. First page, even. I googled "library nu" and "library nu alternatives". For the latter, your site comes in second. Thumbs up!

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  11. ebookoid.com is the guy who is the ebook king and has all the collection of library.nu which was also kept hidden from others. This greedy guy has all the ebooks of the world more than anyone else. He posted some ads on reddit. He has unique stuff but he is dying for money. In recent days, he has contracted the greed fever due to the money transfer mechanism of Amazon gift cards that can be bought for cash from Walmart stores. Thus, he has jacked up all his free ebooks (due to their presence on bookfi) to $0.01 which means he forces you to pay him something. In the past, his policies have been fitful and erratic. Often you would do lots of work or upload and he wont give you nothin for your work. I urge people to defeat this SOB by making a forum where to buy once and distribute many. I think this guy is some indian guy as he posted on reddit. Kim Dotcom disguised as a chinese from HongKong but turned out to be a German European. This guy might very well be an Israeli. These are nationalities for penchant for scam, hacking and greed like Madoff and Raj Rajaratnam. It would be different if they were like a true Robinhood giving to the poor.

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    1. I published your comment, so people around here can read it.
      Thanks for your contribution.

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    1. Hey!
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  13. One web for ebooks:
    http://www.ebookl.com/

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  14. Hello,

    Thanks for this nice list. The following setence caught my attention: "as a consequence you use them at *your* own risk! Understood? Well!"

    May I ask what the risks are?

    Thanks

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    1. Thanks for your comment.
      I made the sentence clearer by adding that the listed websites could contain copyrighted material.

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  15. your website has offered lots of help and I really appreciate your effort but like Oliver Twist we ask for more

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  16. That was nice!
    New links from you or other visitors are highly appreciated!

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  17. Does ebookoid.com still working?

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  18. bookza.org

    this is one of the best website for downloading books
    Abid Hussain NDU Library Islamabad

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  19. Thank you so much, i wasn´t find the book that i looking for, but i found several in other subject for my new work.
    I´m very grateful.

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    1. I am glad it was useful to you! Keep following the blog!

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