When it comes to free E-book downloads online, there isn’t any other site on this planet larger than Gigapedia. Gigapedia has a huge repository of nearly half a million Ebooks relating to various categories both educational and non educational. The site is used by hundreds and thousands of users daily and plenty of new titles get uploaded each day. As you may have guessed, it’s not only free stuff that you can find on Gigapedia – thousands of premium, paid books are shared on the site, with actual files being hosted externally on one click hosting services. While Gigapedia has remained unchanged for the most part during the last couple of years, it seems to be undergoing several major changes right now. GP seems to be moving to a new domain and is now accessible by the URL http://library.nu. As some of you may have noted, Gigapedia was closed for public registrations in the last couple of months. If you were looking forward to open registrations, there’s even better news - All downloads on site are now open to the public and accessible by even unregistered users.
UPDATE: After a brief downtime the site is back online. Registration and login system is now working – signups are currently open.
The new site, Library.nu is still being developed and the move is not yet complete. An official new post states:
Welcome new users and ex-gigapedia users!
gigapedia.com is currently moving to our new home here at library.nu,
the process will take some time, and new features are being added daily as well as thousands of new entries,
in the meantime feel free to use search (above) to search among the 420,000+ entries or browse the featured list (below).
user registration and posting will be available in a few days, all sorts of features are being tested in the meantime.
all site updates @nulibrary
Right now there are several notable differences between old Gigapedia and new Library.nu. Some of the popular usability features such as category based RSS feeds, browse by category option and categories themselves are missing in the new layout. Currently the only alternatives for searching for a particular book of your choice remains to be inbuilt search bar and browsing through the featured books section. Search is pretty accurate but old Gigapedia fans will no doubt miss the categorized lists. As for RSS,there is a single combined feed available (http://feeds.feedburner.com/nulibrary) which updates whenever a new book download is added to the site.
There are positive aspects of the new system as well. For instance, Library.nu’s close to half a million downloads are now open to everybody whereas in the previous system only registered and logged in user could access them (and registration was closed for the most part). The site has seen a lot of improvements since its launch on 1st of December and lots of new features are expected to be added in the coming days as well. You can actively keep track of site updates via the official Twitter feed http://twitter.com/nulibrary.
- Site Name: Library.Nu (http://library.nu).
Old Gigapedia URL will automatically redirect to the new domain.
[Click Here] to visit Library.Nu Homepage
- Registration URL: https://ssl.library.nu/account:register
- Twitter Feed (Site News): http://twitter.com/nulibrary
- Twitter Feed (New Content Updates): http://twitter.com/librarynu
- RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/nulibrary
Special thanks to Michael for the heads up.