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.

Special thanks to Michael for the heads up.

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  1. thomas // 12/18/2010 01:04:00 PM  

    Found 3 of my college textbooks on it...its a great resource! thanks!

  2. ninety // 12/18/2010 09:15:00 PM  

    ScB has open sign ups http://scenebits.info/signup.php
    join this ASAP

  3. irraban // 12/19/2010 12:46:00 AM  

    FNB --

    This might be completely irrelevant but i am wondering what happened to tpsbb.com home of NHanC3?

  4. Chase // 12/19/2010 06:04:00 AM  

    hmm, site doesn't work for me. seems to not exist. maybe it doesn't work inside the USA?

  5. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 12/19/2010 10:43:00 AM  

    The site seems to be down currently. Probably going through some upgrades.

  6. Jose Yose // 12/19/2010 12:52:00 PM  

    Hi, I cannot open library.nu by now. Do you have the same problem? I wonder if gigapedia has got copyright issue that keep them changing site from site.

  7. addmaths07 // 12/19/2010 02:37:00 PM  

    Jose Yose yes it is down.

  8. Jose Yose // 12/19/2010 03:52:00 PM  

    It's down but reason? I hate to lose it.

  9. addmaths07 // 12/19/2010 04:14:00 PM  

    No updates from them.
    Just realized Signups Work!
    As long as you are accessing
    https://ssl.library.nu/... its woking

  10. You // 12/19/2010 04:57:00 PM  



    "Ok the site is open for a few hours (not sure how long exactly but it will be hours and not days) so if you know anyone that would like to be a member, then now is the time to tell them.

    They may get an error/message when they try to sign up, that is just because of the way the forum/tracker IDs work, before members would have a different members forum ID on occasion, now that is not an issue, but it does mean signing up is a bit hit and miss, just keep trying and they will get in eventually. "


  11. You // 12/19/2010 05:08:00 PM  

    Just seen that Blackcats-games has a small window open for signups...


    "They may get an error/message when they try to sign up, that is just because of the way the forum/tracker IDs work, before members would have a different members forum ID on occasion, now that is not an issue, but it does mean signing up is a bit hit and miss, just keep trying and they will get in eventually."

  12. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 12/19/2010 05:29:00 PM  

    Site should be up now even from http://library.nu/ URL :)

  13. kankar // 12/19/2010 05:36:00 PM  

    BCG signup working :)

  14. kankar // 12/19/2010 05:37:00 PM  

    thank you very much, You :)

  15. Paula // 12/19/2010 05:41:00 PM  

    it is sometimes down, but usually it's only for half a day or so and then it works again

  16. mafia87 // 12/19/2010 07:06:00 PM  

    Thanks very much for the news!!!

  17. Pantelis Bassakos // 1/09/2011 09:46:00 PM  

    it is still a grat site but - does anyone know what happened to the audiobooks that gigapedia used to host? Or to the good films that one could find on gigle? I have the impression thta they just disappeared, without leaving any trace, or any explanation.

  18. Indi's Goods // 1/27/2011 10:42:00 AM  

    already sign up and it's success, but this site always take too much long to respond

  19. All-a round // 2/04/2011 02:24:00 AM  

    My favorite ebooks center was!<a href="http://all-a-round.blogspot.com>Here some article</a>

  20. Nancy // 2/19/2011 04:37:00 PM  

    This site is opened , but this site always take too much long to respond

  21. crisso // 2/23/2011 10:35:00 AM  

    What happend to the audio books? there are no audio books anymore on library.nu

  22. crisso // 2/23/2011 10:38:00 AM  

    what happend to the audio books on library.nu? there are no audio books anymore :(

  23. iqbal singh // 6/20/2011 12:43:00 PM  

    Livres Gratuits Looking for e books. according to me this site is the best, fastest and easiest. just folow it. every category is available here.

  24. pop // 10/21/2011 05:30:00 PM  

    site is down apparently, no seach field exists

  25. nura // 12/14/2011 02:43:00 PM  

    I'm trying to register to library.nu but I'm not allowed to! what's happening?

  26. Monarchian // 12/19/2011 09:20:00 PM  

    How can i register with library.nu as apparently i m unable to find any link for registeration

  27. Monarchian // 12/19/2011 09:28:00 PM  

    Registeration is closed guys for some reason


    use this link may be it would be os some use to you..

  28. Absurdo // 12/29/2011 11:24:00 AM  

    what happened to library.nu? I try to login but it doesn't allow me!

  29. Untenured // 2/06/2012 04:37:00 AM  

    I've just noticed that library.nu has been radically transformed into a preview site.. too bad, guys

  30. Dileep Kunjaai // 2/10/2012 09:58:00 PM  

    Where is the login option now? ....
    I can't login this site.... Is this site is upgrading ?

  31. Hardiansyah // 2/13/2012 01:53:00 PM  

    i guess it's because of SOPA and PIPA issue. please inform me if there's any web like library.nu :)

  32. fonty // 2/15/2012 04:13:00 PM  

    They are up temporarily and need support.

  33. Bilingsley // 2/27/2012 11:34:00 PM  

    Unfortunately, library.nu is now closed. In my opinion library.nu was the third most important site on the web after google and wikipedia. Please join the effort to convince people of the importance of having the site working again. For a nice article on why it should continue its operation and how it can be (legally) done read this: Free illegal knowledge and how (not) to deal with it

  34. John Tracker // 12/15/2012 07:01:00 PM