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Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
Service of OAPEN Foundation based at the National Library in The Hague. Database contains more than 5,000 academic, peer-reviewed books from 163 publishers.
HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust makes the digitized collections of some of the nation’s great research libraries available for all. HathiTrust has partnerships with over 90 institutions providing more than a million open access.
MIT Press Open
Open access books and journals.
National Academies Press Free Ebooks
Created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine with more than 8,500 titles in PDF format.
Provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare.
Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences.
Open Access Books - De Gruyter Academic Publishing
De Gruyter is one of the largest academics publisher of open access books worldwide with an open access book portfolio across a total of 30 subject areas.
Open Access Books on JSTOR
7,000+ Open Access ebooks from 90 publishers, including Brill, Cornell University Press, De Gruyter, and University of California Press, are now available at no cost to libraries or users.
Open Access by Muse - Project Muse
Project MUSE offers open access (OA) books and journals from several distinguished university presses and scholarly societies.
Open Book Publishers
Founded in 2008 by a small group of academics at the University of Cambridge, Open Book Publishers publishes monographs and textbooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences. All books are available to read for free online.
Popular Textbooks - Bartleby
Millions of step-by-step textbook solutions with thousands added daily in 30 subjects.
Springer Nature publishes open access (OA) books and chapters under its Springer, Palgrave Macmillan and Apress imprints. They publish open access books across a wide range of areas in science, technology, medicine (STM), and humanities and social sciences (HSS).
Taylor & Francis Open Access Books and Chapters
Explore Open Access books and book chapters published by Taylor & Francis, and discover content available across subject areas including economics, environment & sustainability, geography, history, law, media & cultural studies, politics, sociology and more.
University of Michigan Press
Choose a Subject and then limit to Open Access on the left-hand side.
More Open Access E-books
Amazon (Free Kindle Books)
Amazon has hundreds of free ebooks that can be downloaded and read within the Kindle App.The other way to find free Kindle books is to search Amazon by typing “free kindle books”.
Barnes & Noble Free E-books
Use on your Nook, Nook software or Barnes & Noble eReader software or app.
epubBooks has free ebooks to download for Kindle or EPUB readers like iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Nook and eReaders.
Faded Page is an archive of eBooks that are provided completely free to everyone.
Discover thousands of public domain books.
Free-eBooks.net is the internet's #1 source for free eBook downloads, eBook resources & eBook authors. Read & download eBooks for Free: anytime!
Great selection of modern and classic books waiting to be discovered. All free and available in most ereader formats.
Open Bookshelf - Digital Public Library of America
With the help of our Curation Corps of volunteer librarians, DPLA has created a collection of more than 7,000 free ebooks available for instant download. We also support Open Ebooks, a program that provides free access to ebooks for children in low-income communities.
Open library is a project of the Internet Archive and provides online access to many public domain and out of print books.
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
World Digital Library - Library of Congress
The World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and cultures, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.