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Open access free eBooks

eBooks don’t have to cost you money or expire from your eBook device or computer. There are thousands of free eBooks available under Open Access, both for leisure reading and learning.


An extensive range of books, giving self-publishing authors a platform to introduce their work. Books are available in a number of languages including Icelandic, Catalan and Tagalog.

Open Library
Classic literature at your fingertips with over one million available titles. Many of these are in a number of formats, including DAISY (Digital Talking Book), ePub, Mobi and PDF.

Project Gutenberg
Inventor of the eBook, Michael Hart, created Project Gutenberg to provide high quality, free ePub, Mobi or online reading with over 54,000 titles available


The Directory of Open Access Books has over 10,000 academic peer-reviewed books, from 163 publishers, including Springer and Brill.

Hathi Trust
The Hathi Trust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitised from libraries around the world.

Internet Archive
The Internet Archive and Open Library offer over twelve million fully accessible books and texts. 

New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
Significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials held by Victoria University. These texts are available in four different formats: ePub, PDF, TEI-XML and DAISY.

The OAPEN Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and is dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books. These freely accessible academic texts are mainly in the area of Humanities and social sciences.


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