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The following websites offer digital access to literature and other educational resources that are in the public domain, which means the works are no longer under copyright law and are free to the public to use. Many of the works include classic novels, plays, essays, poetry, artwork, and more!

Project Gutenberg

A library of over 60,000 free eBooks! Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks to download or read online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

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Open Culture

Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It's all free. It's all enriching. But it's also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Open Culture's whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it.

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Europeana provides access to millions of books, music, artworks and more – with sophisticated search and filter tools to help you find what you’re looking for, working with thousands of European archives, libraries and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education, and research.

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"Acoustical liberation of books in the public domain." The LibriVox objective is to make all books in the public domain available, narrated by real people and distributed for free, in audio format on the internet.

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Digital Public Library of America

DPLA makes millions of materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country available to all in a one-stop discovery experience. The site allows you to create lists of sources you discover and would like to save for later, download, or share.

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Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a non-profit library providing free access to millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more for researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.

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Open Library

An online Internet Archive project intended to create "one web page for every book ever published." Find a variety of subjects, genres, lists, and features like browsing by reading level or the random book generator.

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