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FREE DIGITAL LIBRARIES for every learner

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D. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”. He was right. Reading is a key that unlocks doors. Have you ever noticed that some people just don’t run out of words to say? It’s because they have read a lot, and in turn, learned a lot. Creating the habit of reading is a great gift you can give to yourself.

However, in Cambodian set up, finding good books to read seems like a daunting task for many as there are only very few places where we can borrow or get a book for free.

Raksa Umchan lists down five websites where one can read his favourite book for free – yes, for free!


Founded in 2007 in France, Feedbooks is a digital library and cloud publishing service for both public domain and original books. The website was created to provide convenience for bookworms to get an access to books using any mobile device. With Feedbooks, users do not need to download the reading material of their choice as reading can be done through the website itself.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg was established as an effort to digitise and archive cultural works to encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks. Considered as the oldest digital library, it offers over 58,000 free eBooks. Users can choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online for absolutely no cost. Thousands of volunteers digitised and proofread the eBooks for public enjoyment and consumption.


If you are looking for a collection of non-fictions that includes works of political and social history, Bartleby is a perfect go-to website. It has a number of reading materials one can use for homework and research. Bartleby is particularly created for students who wish to deeply understand history and politics.


When it comes to business books, BookBoon has everything. Business-minded students will easily fall in love with BookBoon’s wide range of materials that they can use to get ahead of the game. What’s good about BookBoon is its book collection as some of their books are not available on other websites or digital libraries.

Hathi Trust

Especially dedicated to learners – young and old – Hathi Trust is a digital source of educational and informative books that enhance knowledge. The website has links with major research institutions and libraries around the world, making sure that it can offer everything students need in their studies. Hathi Trust also aims to keep cultural records digitally for the next generation.


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