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Century Past Free Online Library

Thousands of books, plus magazines, newspapers, articles, maps, & more.
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Fiction Books to Read for Free

Gigantic selection of novels by popular authors in Romance, Mystery, Suspense, Sci-fi, Historical, Inspirational, Action, Fantasy, & more. Plus World Literature, Short Stories & Vintage Novels. Reading guides too.

Fiction for Adults, Young Adults & Children. Most links open books at Internet Archive.

Non-Fiction Books to Read for Free

Big collection of free books in History, Biography, Cooking, Self-Help, Gardening, Art, Cars, Spirituality, Music, Business, Health, Fashion, Aviation, & many more subjects.

Most links open books at Internet Archive and HathiTrust.

Or use the Non-Fiction Index A-Z

Free Magazines online

Magazines Free to Read

Huge collection of current magazines & back issues from the U.S. and other countries, current & past. Entertainment, Fashion, Home, Science, Cooking, Music, Business, Crafts, Cars, Travel, Sports, & many more. 500+ magazine titles.

Newspapers Free to Read Online

Links to hundreds of current newspapers & other news sources, and archives of past newspapers. Most are free & in English. The U.S., and many countries worldwide.

Free Articles & Collections

Collected articles from magazines and newspapers, organized by subject, free online. Hundreds of History-related articles plus other topics. Also podcasts & videos.

Plus links to free digital collections of historical maps & vintage photos.

The Great Lakes States Past & Present

Books and articles for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio & Wisconsin, from earliest times to the present, all free.

Pages for Biography, Travel Guides, Fiction, Maps, Native Americans, War, Social Topics, Culture, Economy, Religion, & more.

Many pages on this site have topic ‘collections’ with hundreds of books at Internet Archive.  Unfortunately, if you are using a phone you can only scroll down through about 30 books in a collection.  Use a PC to view an entire collection, and log into Internet Archive to ‘favorite’ the books that interest you. Then you can read them on your phone or tablet if you prefer.

For information about this site, see About Century Past Online Library

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