Books Public Domain Sites

Public domain gives you access to an almost unlimited quantity of works Copyright FREE, sometimes excellent, that you can use to your own advantage by modifying it or by using it as is.

Project Gutenberg

Offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.


Explore more then 58 millions artworks, artefacts, books, films and music from European museums, galleries, libraries and archives

Open Library

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more in XHTML format..


Completely free books from a variety of different authors, collected here for you to read online or offline.

Classic Reader

This website offers a lot of short stories in the public domain and ebooks for young readers and from famous authors.

Loyal Books

A never-ending source of content and information in a lot of languages, apart from English.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

If you’re looking for Shakespeare’s plays in HTML format, here they are. The HTML versions of the plays provided here are placed in the public domain.


This site records a few audiobooks from public domain and offer thems for free to their public. Interesting choice.

The Living Web

Free online digital books, Ancient, Writings, Einstein, Tesla, Puharich, New Age, the Classics and more.

Digital Book Index

More than 140,000  books, texts, and documents are available free.

Academy for Ancient Texts

Is a collection of ancient texts offered as study and/or reading material that are grouped by culture, country or religion.


They offer thousands of full-text free books. Great resource!


Another audiobook site with a good number of available choices in the public domain.

Legal Stuff:Public domain, at least in the USA, is very easy to be found and there’s a huge selection available for you. While all of these sites provide images in or dedicated to the Public Domain, you may also find images that are NOT in the Public Domain. It is YOUR responsibility to do due diligence and double-check all licenses included on each site.
Also, this publication should be used for entertainment purposes ONLY and does not represent an endorsement of ANY of the included websites. If you encounter any questions related to copyright or trademark ownership, please seek professional legal help from copyright and intellectual attorneys.

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