Books on the Internet

The resources below can be used to find books for free online.    The majority of these books will be classic and popular literature that is out of print or out of copyright.  Some contain magazines and journals as well as books.

Project Gutenberg

http://www.gutenberg.org/

  • Search for electronic versions of classic literature and out-of-copyright materials
  • Offers downloads in Kindle, HTML, EPUB, and audio formats. 

Google Books

http://books.google.com/

  • Search for complete books and book previews
  • Many books allow you to search within the text

The Online Books Page

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

  • Books are readable online in HTML format
  • Many have table of contents links for easy navigation through the book

Questia

http://www.questia.com/publicdomainindex

  • Provides a convenient web-based reading interface, no downloading necessary
  • Allows you to both browse and search for books