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Arts 4 Online Resources For Free E-Books & Audio Books Right Now

4 Online Resources For Free E-Books & Audio Books Right Now

4 Online Resources For Free E-Books & Audio Books Right Now
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By Tania Jayatilaka
By Tania Jayatilaka
March 26, 2020
Curl up with a hot cuppa and your e-book of choice tonight

Schools, colleges and libraries may be on lockdown all around the world, but fret not; Audible has taken up the worthy cause of propagating the spoken word through Audible Stories

Accessible to audiences around the world, Audible Stories comprises a selection of classic and contemporary titles covering education, general interest and entertainment. While the selection is largely meant to appeal to children, classic titles like Jane Eyre and The Call of the Wild make for great family listening.

Visit for more information. 

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From steamy romance novels to self-help guides and language aids, eSentral's digital library offers over 2,000 e-Books that are free for the general public to access and enjoy right now while at home. Stay tuned also for eSentral's Malaysian Digital Book Festival, happening online from 27 March to 5 April.     

Follow eSentral on Facebook or visit for more information. 

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U-Pustaka Portal, National Library Of Malaysia

In the light of the nation's movement restriction order, The National Library of Malaysia recently announced that it was giving members of the public free access to over 13.2 million e-Books on its online repository. To access them, visit to register your account for free if you don't already have one. Then, download the OokBee Buffet app and start browsing.   

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If topics like climate change and politics interest you, head on over to independent publishing house Verso's website to see the list of e-Book titles available for download from now till 2 April 2020.

Aptly titled "Free Quarantine Ebooks', digital versions of non-fiction titles like Yesterday's Man and Four Futures have been specially selected to help readers see the big picture on global issues. 

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