Baen Free Library

Focused on science fiction and fantasy, this site provides freely-available e-books in multiple formats, including the ability to read online.

  1. Go to the Baen Free Library.

  2. On the left side, you can browse the e-books in four ways:
    • What's New - which e-books are the newest to the collection
    • Authors - alphabetical list by author
    • Books - alphabetical list by title
    • Series - alphabetical list by series title
    Baen What's New

  3. Click on titles, authors, or series until you come to a page that includes the title, author, and a brief summary:
    Baen Title Page

  4. Just under the cover art, find the list of options for downloading the e-book:
    Baen Download Options

  5. This section is usually divided into three sections:
    • Read online and Email book to my Kindle
      • Reading online will open a new browser tab for you to read directly on your computer
      • To have the e-book emailed to your Kindle, you have to set it up the first time:
        1. Log into your Kindle Account on Amazon
        2. Go to Manage Your Kindle
        3. Under Your Kindle Account, choose Personal Document Settings
        4. Under Approved Personal Document E-Mail List, click "Add a new approved e-mail address" Adding Baen Email Address to Amazon
        5. Add "@baenebooks.com"
        6. Go back to Baen website; enter your Kindle's email address and click Send
          Baen Send to Kindle
    • Download Unzipped Files
      Choose the file format that is best for your e-reader. Click on the format name to download it to your computer. From there, connect your e-reader to your computer and download as you would other files.
    • Download Zip Files
      Choose the file format that is best for your e-reader. Click on the format name to download it to your computer. Unzip the file using software like WinZip. Once this is done, connect your e-reader to your computer and download the unzipped file to your e-reader as you would other files.
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