Recommended Resources


Open Access Books are electronic books that can be read, downloaded, and disseminated online free of charge.

Bartleby Bookstore

The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, verse and reference, providing students, researcher and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.


Bookyards has a total of 17,913 books, 41,820 external web links, 4,199 news & blogs links, 384 videos, 33,027 Ebook links and access to hundreds of online libraries.

InTech Books

InTech is a pioneer and world's largest multidisciplinary open access publisher of books covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine. Since 2004, InTech has collaborated with more than 83093 authors and published 2192 books and 7 journals with the aim of providing free online access to high-quality research and helping leading academics to make their work visible and accessible to diverse new audiences around the world.


Library4Science brings technical reference and educational resources for the sciences to the internet. It provides a comprehensive set of books for the sciences that can be read in whole for free on the internet.

Online Programming Books

Online Programming Books regularly publish details about legally available free computer books, online books and free ebooks related to IT, Computer Science, Internet, Business, Marketing, Maths, Physics, Engineering, Electronics and Science.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. the website provides direct access to over 42,000 free ebooks and over 100,000 free ebooks through their Partners, Affiliates and Resources.

SpringerOpen books

The Online Book Page

The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It lists over 1 million free books on the Web.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a searchable database of scientific monographs which have been made accessible in Open Access by publishers and scientific institutes. It gives links to the full-text publications on the publisher websites or the repositories of scientific institutes. Currently it gives access to about 1259 eBooks in Humanities, Law and Social Sciences. DOAB was started in February 2012 on the initiative of Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN).

The OAPEN Library

The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of Open Access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funding in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation.


Wikibooks is a Wikimedia project for collaboratively writing open-content textbooks that anyone can edit by clicking on the edit link that appears near the top of each Wikibooks page. Contributors maintain the property rights to their contributions.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg (PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks". It was founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart and is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public-domain books. The project tries to make these as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer.

Open Access Book Publishers

AMS Books and Resources

Amsterdam University Press

Digital Commons



SpringerOpen journals and articles

SpringerOpen books


Cabells Scholarly Analytics


Web of Science

Open Access Textbooks

Flat World Knowledge



OpenStax College