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Open Access Resources: Books
This guide contains information and links to free web collections, books, journals, teaching materials, and other Open Access resources.
Open Access resources are those items that are free, immediate, and available online that anyone can access. The copyright for these items is still owned by the creator however.
Open Access is different than Open Source in that Open Access materials are free for viewing and reading whereas Open Source is free to modify the underlying information.
LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain.
You'll always find the best collection of completely free public domain audiobooks and ebooks at Loyal Books. They also offer best sellers for those who want the newest books but mostly you'll find an overwhelming selection of free books to enjoy.
This site offers more than just free eBooks. It also has free audiobooks (mostly classics), online courses, language lessons, and movies (classics).
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
National Academies Press
The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The NAP offers over 8,500 titles in PDF format.
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)
The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences.
The Online Books Page
The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet.