Answered By: Sophie Firby
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2016     Views: 237

Our Library's OverDrive catalogue used to feature a separate section of books accessed by clicking the link that read "Additional eBooks - Always Available" (pictured here, in this archived image). These books were free books made available by Project Gutenberg, an organization that digitizes and distributes eBooks that are out of copyright and therefore free for anyone to use and distribute. These books could only be found through separate search interface, though, which meant that if you were to search for "Little Women" in the regular catalogue search, the free books would not appear. In order to fix this issue, in late 2015 the separate section for free Project Gutenberg books was discontinued and replaced with a collection of "always available" titles that are discoverable via the main search box or by going to Advanced Search and choosing "Project Gutenberg" from the list of publishers.

Click here to view the collection of Project Gutenberg titles available through OverDrive.

The collection is reduced in size, so regular users may not find as many titles there as they've come to expect. To find more free books from Project Gutenberg, we recommend searching the main Project Gutenberg website (or the mobile version). You can download and open Project Gutenberg files in your OverDrive app simply by downloading a file from the site and choosing "Open in..." > "Open in Overdrive" when prompted. Here are some screenshots that show how to find and download content to your OverDrive app using the mobile Project Gutenberg site:

After downloading a title from Project Gutenberg, you should see a saved connection back to the site (see above).

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