Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
This is a collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy. Its purpose is to help facilitate a person's liberal arts education.
Great books online.
Free Online Literature with more than 2000 Classic Texts
Cornell University Libraries Public Domain Texts
These books, the originals of which are in the Cornell University Library, were digitized in 2008 with funding by Microsoft Corporation. Scanning was performed by Kirtas Technologies; OCR was performed by, and derivative formats created by, the Internet Archive.
Find full text and/or bibliographic information using the world's best known search engine to search through one of the largest collaborative digitization projects ever. To find "Full Text Books" (which are likely to be older), select that option before doing a search.
Internet Archive Open-Access Text Archive
This collection is open to the community for the contribution of any type of text, many licensed using Creative Commons licenses.
Just Free Books
Finds ebooks and summaries of works in the public domain.
Library of Congress Historic Books Online
Nearly 60,000 books prized by historians, writers and genealogists, many too old and fragile to be safely handled, have been digitally scanned as part of the first-ever mass book-digitization project of the U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), the world's largest library. Anyone who wants to learn about the early history of the United States, or track the history of their own families, can read and download these books for free.
LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain.
Free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format.
The best ebooks at the best price: free! Browse through the most popular titles, recommendations, or recent reviews from our visitors. Perhaps you'll find something interesting in the special collections. There are 25,689 eBooks available here and they're all free!
Other Women's Voices: Translations of women's writing before 1700
Passages from over 125 women writers. The entries are on women who produced a substantial amount of work before 1700, some or all of which has been translated into modern English.
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device.
Free full text and audio classic works. The site features works by Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens, Herman Melville, Leonardo da Vinci and many more.
UVa Text Collection
Search the University of Virginia's collection of thousands of ebooks.
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
Part of this list was compiled by the Poudre River Public Library District