Free books ONLINE & EBOOKS
"The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities. "
"The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse, providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge."
Free online literature with over 2000 classics of fiction, drama, poetry, short stories + reference, bios, book notes.
International Children's Digital Library
Non-profit foundation whose mission includes "making the best in children's literature available online free of charge...by building a digital library of outstanding children's books from around the world and supporting communities of children and adults in exploring and using this literature through innovative technology."
IPL Online Texts
The Internet Public Library directory of online literary text sources.
Free downloadable AUDIOBOOKS created by volunteer readers of public domain works.
"A comprehensive anthology and guide to English literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Seventeenth Century, Restoration and Eighteenth Century."
Making of America (Cornell University)
"The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction"...providing access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
Making of America (University of Michigan)
"A digital library of primary sources in 19th-century American social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction...The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints."
There are more than 29,000 downloadable ebooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders, and they're all free!
Online Books Page
University of Pennsylvania directory with over 1 million free books on the Web.
Perseus Digital Library
Tufts University collection of Greek, Roman, Arabic, Germanic, Renaissance, and 19th-century American texts.
"Offers over 38,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online."