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Open Access/Free eBook Collections

There are a number of open access and free ebook collections available online. Most provide limited views and some full-text content, usually books in the public domain.

  • Directory of Open Access Books
    A directory of academic, peer reviewed open access books.
    Contains free public domain eBooks that you can download in the EPUB format.
  • Google Books
    Previews and full-text of books. Full-text books are going to be books that are out of copyright, or books in which Google received permission from the publisher to reproduce.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library
    HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries. The Digital Library is a repository providing access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives.
  • Internet Archive: Ebooks and Texts Archive
    The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.
  • Open Library
    Primarily a large book catalog, it is a project of the Internet Archive. The interface connects you to scanned versions of books from the Internet Archive and connects you to other places to find the books in print.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books that are out of copyright in the United States.
  • Universal Digital Library
    Provides access eBooks in a number of different subject areas, languages, and formats.