E-books, audio books, interactive books

E-books are engaging and provide greater access to students with variety of needs; allow searching, note taking, highlighting and utilizing dictionary instantly; are portable (you can carry a whole library of hundreds of with you without worrying about their weight) and can be read everywhere, on the bus, train, airplane, and while standing in a line. E-books make reading fun! Let’s promote reading through modern and unique technologies for 21st century learners. To promote reading and offer alternative approaches to books for both avid and reluctant readers this page is combining ISE Library's growing e-book collection and free e-books resources online.

ISE Library e-books

ISE Library e-book collection is accessible via two e-reader. Contact library@ise.edu.ee for log-in information.

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Free iPad apps for both readers are available at AppStore. Contact library@ise.edu.ee for individual usernames and log-in information.

In case you reached this page during the QR Code Quest - GREAT JOB!
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Now download both apps from the AppStore onto your iPad for the further task!

Free e-book, audio books and interactive books resources

  • Upper school

Free eBooks and free searchable databases from askSam Copyright-free books such as Shakespeare, legislative texts such as the Patriot Act, political texts such as President Obama's speeches, and specialty dictionaries.

Great books online. Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.

British Library: Virtual books
Variety of books from around the world. An amazing collection of primary source documents that you can see as if it were really right in front of you. You can annotate, zoom in.

Google Books
Search the full text of books. Find the perfect book for your purpose and discover new ones that interest you. Learn more

Litfy has over 2000 free e-books that can be bookmarked, highlighted marked with notes. Most of these are older copyright-free books, but the organization into genres makes this site more useful than others with the copyright-free books.

Open Culture
Hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics for your MP3 player or computer. Great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Open Library
One web page for every book. The Open Library is a part of the Internet Archive. The Open Library is a collection of more than one million free eBook titles. The collection is cataloged by a community of volunteer online librarians. The eBooks in the Open Library can be read online, downloaded to your computer, read on iPad, Kindle and other eReader devices, and embedded into other sites.

See the below video on how to download an eBook onto your iPad iBooks app.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free e-books: choose among free e-pub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. Project Gutenberg app is available at AppStore for 0,89euros

A story:
Inanimate Alice
One of a kind digital novel using trans-media, set in a technology-augmented near-future, tells a story of a young girl who grows up to become a video game designer at the biggest games company in the world. Beginning in China when Alice is eight years old, and told ovet ten increasingly complex episodes the series follows the journey of Alice and her closest "friend" Brad around the world and towards their final destiny.

  • Lower school

Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project
A large collection of antique books with amazing illustrations. Translation into several languages is available. Books are indexed according to interest level. Some audio books included as well.

Children's Books Forever
Nice quality children's books covering a variety of social themes such as bullying. No audio, but available in several languages.

Epic! Unlimited Books for Kids
An e-book library that offers thousands of titles from picture books, graphic novels to junior novels from some of the world's best publishers. Ages 4 and up (12). Free and works on iPads and iPhones.

I'm Reading!
Good quality online audio books.Indexed, including plays, fiction, comics, folktales, myths, and some nonfiction.

International Children's Digital Library
The library for the World's children. A collection of multicultural and multilingual books. A free ICDL app is available at AppStore.

Storyline Online
Actors reading stories from popular children's books.

Free audio stories for kids. Storynory has published a new audio story every week since November 2005. Includes fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson, as well as unusual stories from around the world. Also includes original children's stories. All stories and audio books come with a full English text. Double click any word in the text for translation into a host of languages.

We Give Books
Join to access Pearson free collection of children's e-books.

Oxford ebooks (audio books)
250 ebooks for younger readers

  • Further resources

250+ Places for Free Books Online
This is a listing of 446 sites that offer free e-books for download or for online viewing.

50 Places to Find Free Books Online
Comprehensive list of online books of all ages, on lots of categories.

  • Readers of Estonian language

Rahvusraamatukogu Digiarhiiv. E-raamatuna on kättesaadavad 116 Anton Hansen Tammsaare, August Kitzbergi, Eduard Vilde, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwaldi, Eduard Bornhöhe, Juhan Liivi, Lydia Koidula, Jüri Parijõgi ja paljude teiste teosed.

Estonian National Library digital archive with English interface

Tallinna Keskraamatukogu e-raamatukogu