Century Past Free Online Library
Helping readers find books in the world’s largest free online English language libraries. Plus free magazines, newspapers and article collections. We comply with U.S. copyright laws.
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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.
If you’re seeking a novel on a particular subject, find the NonFiction page for that subject. The entries called Collection and Search Results often contain many works of fiction, along with the nonfiction books.
Huge selection of free online books on most of the subjects you would find in any library. Special collections for Cookbooks, History, and Native Americans.
Our nonfiction subject pages contain entries for select ‘core’ books, plus entries for Collections or Search Results containing groups of related free books at Internet Archive. Start at our Non-Fiction A – Z Directory to find your subjects.
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.
A library of free online articles from magazines and newspapers, organized by subject. Hundreds of History-related articles plus other topics. Also podcasts & videos.
Plus links to free digital collections of historical maps & vintage photos.
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