http://www.classicbookshelf.com/ This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/search.html The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
http://www.gutenberg.org This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.
http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/ Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.
http://classicbook.info/ Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.
http://www.classicreader.com/ Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
http://www.readprint.com/ From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
http://www.planetebook.com/ Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.
http://meta.montclair.edu/library/ Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions of The Spectator and The Tatler.
http://www.bibliomania.com/ This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.
http://www.literature.org/ Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.
http://www.bartleby.com/fiction/ Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.
http://www.fiction.us/ Fiction.us has a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
http://www.classic-literature.co.uk/ Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more. Textbooks If you don’t absolutely need to pay for your textbooks, save yourself a few hundred dollars by reviewing these sites.
http://textbookrevolution.org/index.php/Main_Page Find biology, business, engineering, mathematics and world history textbooks here.
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page From cookbooks to the computing department, find instructional and educational materials here.
http://www.knowthis.com/topic-areas/media-and-publications/free-online-textbooks.htm Get directed to stats textbooks and more.
http://www.welovelmc.com/books.htm Find books about plastic surgery, anatomy and more here.
http://spot.colorado.edu/~dubin/bookmarks/b/1240.html Access biochemistry, chemistry, aeronautics, medical manuals and other textbooks here.
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/resources/supplemental/index.htm Find free videos, textbooks and more on the subjects of mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry and more.
http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/ This innovative site has created an open college textbooks platform that was launched in January 2009.
http://www.businessbookmall.com/ Business Books.htm Find free books to go along with accounting, economics and other business classes.
http://www.lightandmatter.com/ Here you can access open source physics textbooks.
http://emedicine.medscape.com/ This project from WebMD is continuously updated and has articles and references on surgery, pediatrics and more. Math and Science Turn to this list to find books about math, science, engineering and technology.
http://www.fullbooks.com/ This site has “thousands of full-text free books,” including a large amount of scientific essays and books.
http://homepages.nyu.edu/~jmg336/html/mathematics.html NYU links to several free resources for math students.
http://www.math.gatech.edu/~cain/textbooks/onlinebooks.html Here you can find online textbooks like Elementary Linear Algebra and Complex Variables.
http://www.techbooksforfree.com/science.shtml These books range in topics from nanotechnology to compressible flow.
http://www.freescience.info/index.php Find over 1800 math, engineering and science books here.
http://www.freetechbooks.com/ Tech Books Computer programmers and computer science enthusiasts can find helpful books here. Children’s Books Even children’s books are now available online. Find illustrated books, chapter books and more.
http://www.bygosh.com/ Find free illustrated children’s books and stories here.
http://www.munseys.com/site/home Munseys has nearly 2,000 children’s titles, plus books about religion, biographies and more.
http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ Find award-winning books and search by categories like age group, make believe books, true books or picture books.
http://www.lookybook.com/ Access children’s picture books here. Philosophy and Religion For books about philosophy and religion, check out these websites.
http://www.bored.com/ebooks/ Bored.com has music ebooks, cooking ebooks, and over 150 philosophy titles and over 1,000 religion titles.
http://www.ideology.us/ Here you’ll find works by Rene Descartes, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, David Hume and others.
http://www.dlshq.org/download/download.htm Recent uploads to this site include Practical Lessons in Yoga and Philosophy of Dreams.
http://e-library.net/Religion.htm Read books about the Bible, Christian books, and more. Plays From Shakespeare to George Bernard Shaw to more contemporary playwrights, visit these sites.
http://www.readbookonline.net/ Here you can read plays by Chekhov, Thomas Hardy, Ben Jonson, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe and others.
http://www.fiction.us/plays.htm Read Pygmalion, Uncle Vanya or The Playboy of the Western World here.
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/ MIT has made available all of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, and histories.
http://vl-theatre.com/list4.shtml This site catalogs “all the plays [they]know about that are available in full text versions online for free.”
http://proplay.ws/ This site has children’s plays, comedies, dramas and musicals. Modern Fiction, Fantasy and Romance These websites boast collections of graphic novels, romance novels, fantasy books and more.
http://www.publicbookshelf.com/ Find romance novels, mysteries and more.
http://www.ibdof.com/ This forum features fantasy and graphic novels, anime, J.K. Rowling and more.
http://www.free-online-novels.com/ Here you can find Christian novels, fantasy and graphic novels, adventure books, horror books and more.
http://www.foxglove.co.uk/free_online_novels.html This British site has free novels, satire and short stories.
http://www.baen.com/library/ Find books by Scott Gier, Keith Laumer and others.
http://www.roadtoromance.ca/freestories.htm This website has books by Patricia Cornwell and other romance novelists.
http://www.getfreeebooks.com/ This site’s largest collection includes fiction books.
http://www.johntcullen.com/ Read short stories from John T. Cullen here.
http://www.hourwolf.com/sfbooks/ Books here include Arabian Nights, Aesop’s Fables and more.
http://www.starry.com/novel/free-online-novels/freenoveldirectory.htm This list contains mostly fantasy books. Foreign Language For books in a foreign language like French, Spanish and even Romanian, look here.
http://cf.hum.uva.nl/dsp/ljc/ Find Dutch literature here.
http://un2sg4.unige.ch/athena/html/francaut.html Search by author’s name, French books, or books written by other authors but translated into French.
http://www.liberliber.it/online/opere/libri/ Download Italian books here. Browse by author, title, or subject.
http://biblior.net/volume.html Find Romanian books on this site.
http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/ Look up authors to find a catalog of their available works on this Spanish site.
http://www.sarantakos.com/keimena.html This page is entirely in Greek, but if you’re looking for modern Greek literature, this is the place to access books online.
http://cervantes.tamu.edu/V2/index.html Texas A&M’s Proyecto Cervantes has cataloged Cervantes’ work online.
http://www.forumromanum.org/literature/index.html Access many Latin texts here.
http://runeberg.org/ Find Scandinavian literature online here.
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/IWW/ This site provides information about Italian women authors and features full-text titles too.
http://bv2.gva.es/ Register to use this database of Catalan and Valencian books.
http://www.ketabfarsi.org/ Access literature and publications in Farsi from this site.
http://afghanistandl.nyu.edu/ Powered by NYU, the Afghanistan Digital Library has works published between 1870 and 1930.
http://www.ucc.ie/celt/ CELT stands for “the Corpus of Electronic Texts” features important historical literature and documents.
http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/ This easy-to-use database of German language texts lets you search by genres and author. History and Culture Refresh your memory of world history, the classics and U.S. history here.
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/ LibriVox has a good selection of historical fiction.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/ Tufts’ Perseus Digital Library features titles from Ancient Rome and Greece, published in English and original languages.
http://www.onlinebooks4free.com/menu/history_usgeneral.html This collection features U.S. history books, including works by Paul Jennings, Sarah Morgan Dawson, Josiah Quincy and others.
http://www.books-on-line.com/bol/TopTen.cfm?DCode=9 Free titles include Seven Days and Seven Nights by Alexander Szegedy and Autobiography of a Female Slave by Martha G. Browne. Rare Books Look for rare books online here.
http://www.questia.com/library/free-books Questia has 5,000 books available for free, including rare books and classics.
Arts and Entertainment This list features books about celebrities, movies, fashion and more.
http://www.books-on-line.com/bol/default.cfm This large collection includes movie scripts, newer works, cookbooks and more.
http://chestofbooks.com/ 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.
http://www.free-ebooks.net/ Find titles related to beauty and fashion, games, health, drama and more.
http://2020ok.com/ Categories here include art, graphic design, performing arts, ethnic and national, careers, business and a lot more.
http://art.quickfound.net/ Find artist books and art books in PDF format here.
http://www.onlineprogrammingbooks.com/ Free web design and programmming books.
http://www.onlinebooks4free.com/menu/music.html Find sheet music, lyrics and books about music here.
http://clothing.quickfound.net/ Costume and fashion books are linked to the Google Books page. Mystery Here you can find mystery books from Sherlock Holmes to more contemporary authors.
http://www.mysterynet.com/short-mystery-stories/ Read free short mystery stories on this site.
http://www.topmystery.com/online_books.htm Read books by Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, GK Chesterton and other mystery writers here.
http://www.books-on-line.com/bol/TopTen.cfm?DCode=M Read books by Sue Grafton and others. Poetry These poetry sites have works by Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe and others.
http://www.online-literature.com/ This site features forums, a copy of The King James Bible, and over 3,000 short stories and poems.
http://www.fiction.us/poems.htm This list includes “The Raven,” “O Captain! My Captain!” and “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.”
http://www.poemhunter.com/ Find free poems, lyrics and quotations on this site.
http://www.famousliteraryworks.com/ Read limericks, love poetry, and poems by Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Lord Byron and others.
http://books.google.com/books?q=Poetry Google Books has a large selection of poetry, fromThe Canterbury Tales to Beowulf to Walt Whitman.
http://www.quotesandpoem.com/poems/poets Read poems by Maya Angelou, William Blake, Sylvia Plath and more.