FREE E-BOOKS

Classic Bookshelf : This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
The Online Books Page : The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
Project Gutenberg : This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.
Page by Page Books : Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.
Classic Book Library :Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.
Classic Reader : Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
Read Print : From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
Planet eBook : Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.
The Spectator Project : Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions of The Spectatorand TheTatler.
Bibliomania : This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.
Online Library of Literature : Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.
Bartleby : Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.
Fiction.us : Fiction.ushas a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
Free Classic Literature : Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more.

TEXTBOOKS

Textbook Revolution : Find biology, business, engineering, mathematics and world history textbooks here.
Wikibooks : From cookbooks to the computing department, find instructional and educational materials here.
KnowThis Free Online Textbooks : Get directed to stats textbooks and more.
Online Medical Textbooks : Find books about plastic surgery, anatomy and more here.
Online Science and Math Textbooks : Access biochemistry, chemistry, aeronautics, medical manuals and other textbooks here.
MIT Open Courseware Supplemental Resources : Find free videos, textbooks and more on the subjects of mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry and more.
Flat World Knowledge : This innovative site has created an open college textbooks platform that will launch in January 2009.
Free Business Textbooks : Find free books to go along with accounting, economics and other business classes.
Light and Matter : Here you can access open source physics textbooks.
eMedicine : This project from WebMD is continuously updated and has articles and references on surgery, pediatrics and more.

MATH AND SCIENCE

FullBooks.com : This site has “thousands of full-text free books,” including a large amount of scientific essays and books.
Free online textbooks, lecture notes, tutorials and videos on mathematics : NYU links to several free resources for math students.
Online Mathematics Texts : Here you can find online textbooks likeElementary Linear Algebraand Complex Variables.
Science and Engineering Books for free download : These books range in topics from nanotechnology to compressible flow.
FreeScience.info : Find over 1800 math, engineering and science books here.
Free Tech Books : Computer programmers and computer science enthusiasts can find helpful books here.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

byGosh : Find free illustrated children’s books and stories here.
Munseys : Munseys has nearly 2,000 children’s titles, plus books about religion, biographies and more.
International Children’s Digital Library : Find award-winning books and search by categories like age group, make believe books, true books or picture books.
Lookybook : Access children’s picture books here.

PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION For books about philosophy and religion, check out these websites.

Bored.com : Bored.comhas music ebooks, cooking ebooks, and over 150 philosophy titles and over 1,000 religion titles.
Ideology.us : Here you’ll find works by Rene Descartes, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, David Hume and others.
Free Books on Yoga, Religion and Philosophy : Recent uploads to this site include Practical Lessons in Yogaand Philosophy of Dreams.
The Sociology of Religion : Read this book by Max Weber, here.
Religion eBooks : Read books about the Bible, Christian books, and more.

PLAYS

ReadBookOnline.net : Here you can read plays by Chekhov, Thomas Hardy, Ben Jonson, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe and others.
Plays : Read Pygmalion, Uncle Vanyaor The Playboy of the Western World here.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare : MIT has made available all of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, and histories.
Plays Online : This site catalogs “all the plays [they] know about that are available in full text versions online for free.”
ProPlay : This site has children’s plays, comedies, dramas and musicals.

MODERN FICTION, FANTASY AND ROMANCE

Public Bookshelf : Find romance novels, mysteries and more.
The Internet Book Database of Fiction : This forum features fantasy and graphic novels, anime, J.K. Rowling and more.
Free Online Novels : Here you can find Christian novels, fantasy and graphic novels, adventure books, horror books and more.
Foxglove : This British site has free novels, satire and short stories.
49. Baen Free Library: Find books by Scott Gier, Keith Laumer and others.
The Road to Romance : This website has books by Patricia Cornwell and other romance novelists.
Get Free Ebooks : This site’s largest collection includes fiction books.
John T. Cullen : Read short stories from John T. Cullen here.
SF and Fantasy Books Online : Books here include Arabian Nights,Aesop’sFablesand more.
Free Novels Online and Free Online Cyber-Books : This list contains mostly fantasy books.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Project Laurens JzCoster : Find Dutch literature here.
ATHENA TextesFrancais : Search by author’s name, French books, or books written by other authors but translated into French.
Liber Liber : Download Italian books here. Browse by author, title, or subject.
Bibliotecaromaneasca : Find Romanian books on this site.
Bibliolteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes : Look up authors to find a catalog of their available works on this Spanish site.
KEIMENA : This page is entirely in Greek, but if you’re looking for modern Greek literature, this is the place to access books online.
Proyecto Cervantes : Texas A&M’s Proyecto Cervantes has cataloged Cervantes’ work online.
Corpus ScriptorumLatinorum : Access many Latin texts here.
Project Runeberg : Find Scandinavian literature online here.
Italian Women Writers : This site provides information about Italian women authors and features full-text titles too.
BibliotecaValenciana : Register to use this database of Catalan and Valencian books.
Ketab Farsi : Access literature and publications in Farsi from this site.
Afghanistan Digital Library : Powered by NYU, the Afghanistan Digital Library has works published between 1870 and 1930.
CELT : CELT stands for “the Corpus of Electronic Texts” features important historical literature and documents.
Projekt Gutenberg-DE : This easy-to-use database of German language texts lets you search by genres and author.

HISTORY AND CULTURE

LibriVox : LibriVox has a good selection of historical fiction.
The Perseus Project : Tufts’ Perseus Digital Library features titles from Ancient Rome and Greece, published in English and original languages.
Access Genealogy : Find literature about Native American history, the Scotch-Irish immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, and more.
Free History Books : This collection features U.S. history books, including works by Paul Jennings, Sarah Morgan Dawson, Josiah Quincy and others.
Most Popular History Books : Free titles include Seven Days and Seven Nightsby Alexander Szegedy and Autobiography of a Female Slave by Martha G. Browne.

RARE BOOKS

Questia : Questia has 5,000 books available for free, including rare books and classics.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Books-On-Line : This large collection includes movie scripts, newer works, cookbooks and more.
Chest of Books : This site has a wide range of free books, including gardening and cooking books, home improvement books, craft and hobby books, art books and more.
Free e-Books : Find titles related to beauty and fashion, games, health, drama and more.
2020ok : Categories here include art, graphic design, performing arts, ethnic and national, careers, business and a lot more.
Free Art Books : Find artist books and art books in PDF format here.
Free Web design books : OnlineComputerBooks. comdirects you to free web design books.
Free Music Books : Find sheet music, lyrics and books about music here.
Free Fashion Books : Costume and fashion books are linked to the Google Books page.

MYSTERY

MysteryNet : Read free short mystery stories on this site.
TopMystery.com : Read books by Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, GK Chesterton and other mystery writers here.
Mystery Books : Read books by Sue Grafton and others.

POETRY

The Literature Network : This site features forums, a copy of The King James Bible, and over 3,000 short stories and poems.
Poetry : This list includes “The Raven,” “O Captain! My Captain!” and “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.”
Poem Hunter : Find free poems, lyrics and quotations on this site.
Famous Poetry Online : Read limericks, love poetry, and poems by Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Lord Byron and others.
Google Poetry : Google Books has a large selection of poetry, fromThe Canterbury Talesto Beowulf to Walt Whitman.
QuotesandPoem.com : Read poems by Maya Angelou, William Blake, Sylvia Plath and more.
CompleteClassics.com : Rudyard Kipling, Allen Ginsberg and Alfred Lord Tennyson are all featured here.
PinkPoem.com : On this site, you can download free poetry ebooks.

MISCELLANEOUS

Banned Books : Here you can follow links of banned books to their full text online.
World eBook Library : This monstrous collection includes classics, encyclopedias, children’s books and a lot more.
DailyLit : DailyLit has everything from Moby Dickto the more recent phenomenon, Skinny Bitch.
A Celebration of Women Writers : The University of Pennsylvania’s page for women writers includes Newbery winners.
Free Online Novels : These novels are fully online and range from romance to religious fiction to historical fiction.
ManyBooks.net : Download mysteries and other books for your iPhone or eBook reader here.
Authorama : Books here are pulled from Google Books and more. You’ll find history books, novels and more.
Prize-winning books online : Use this directory to connect to full-text copies of Newbery winners, Nobel Prize winners and Pulitzer winners.