Century Past Free Online Library

Helping readers find books in the world’s largest free online libraries. Plus free online magazines, newspapers and article collections. Copyright compliant.

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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, Self-Help, Gardening, Art, Cars, Spirituality, Music, Business, Health, Fashion, Aviation, & many more subjects. Gigantic cookbook collection.

Most links open books at Internet Archive and HathiTrust.

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Magazines

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. Hundreds of magazine titles.

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Newspapers

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.

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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.

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

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

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