Century Past - Free Online Library

Century Past Free Online Library

Thousands of free online books in PDF, & magazines, newspapers, maps, & more. Download books as PDF.
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Fiction Books

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.

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NonFiction Books

Free online library of 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Free books PDF and articles for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio & Wisconsin, from earliest times to the present, all free. Download books as PDF.

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.

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