Skip to Main Content


Resources for Philosophy students, faculty, and staff.

Open Access Books

Open Access Books

Internet Archive: Text Archive

Includes the Million Book Project and Project Gutenberg. Searchable by keyword.

Project Gutenberg

One of the oldest and most famous online book collections

Google Books Advanced Search

In the Advanced search for Google Books, you can limit to Full View Only for open access books.

Questia Public Domain Library

Over 5000 public domain books from the Questia subscription library company. Most of these are Project Gutenberg texts.

Renascence Editions

Works printed in English, 1477 - 1799.

eScholarship Editions

From the University of California Press. Some are public, others are for the UC community only. A Public Title List is available of only publicly accessible books.

DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books

Specifically peer-reviewed academic books. (Note: some subjects in the subject browse may not have books.)

Online Books Page

Lots and lots of books. This site covers most of the large book repositories listed below, including the Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg, Google Books, and reports and books from the federal government.