Digital Archive Sites:
Internet Public Library:
Over 20,000 free books available online. The Internet Public Library's Mission Statement says: " The Internet Public Library (IPL), is a public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information. The IPL Online Texts Collection contains over 20,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification". For questions about the online texts collection, or how to search, please see their help page.
The Online Books Page
Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web - Updated Wednesday, September 10, 2008
"The Virtual Library is the oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of html and the Web itself. Unlike commercial catalogs, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert…" It contains fourteen primary categories to check out, or use the search engine.
World EBook Library
Opportunities to read or download thousands of HTML books online. Provides free, unlimited public access to a comprehensive collection of public domain texts & references, and links to thousand of on-line libraries around the world via the World Wide Web and/or Telnet. For a small annual fee, also offers access to over 60,000 PDF e-books and e-documents, plus 7,000 mp3 audio books. This is from the World Electronic Text Library Foundation, based in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A great selection of free classic novels, stories, plays and non-fiction available online from over ninety authors. Browse the author list for your favorites.