1.4 Billion FREE Books Online | National Emergency Library
Due to the quarantine, through June 30, this temporary online library is open and free! Because, book stores, libraries, schools and universities are closed, the folks at Internet Archive set up a National Emergency Library. In other words, The Internet Archive in San Francisco has opened the National Emergency Library, a digital collection of 1.4 billion books you can check out at no cost.
Find Your Required Reading for free!
This library has billions of books. As a result, you can find free children’s books and required readings for high school, college and more. Of course, there are even Cliff Notes!
Of course, there are lots more! For example, they have required reading for various ages. I’ve pasted in a few grades here, but search the site for whatever you want.
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Popular 9th Grade Required Reading
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- Animal Farm
- Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
- The Good Earth
- Great Expectations
- Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
- Hound of the Baskervilles
Popular 10th Grade Required Reading
- Animal Farm, George Orwell
- Lord of the Flies, William Golding
- The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
- Night (The Night Trilogy #1)
- Chronicle of a Death Foretold
- Things Fall Apart
Popular 11th Grade Required Reading
- The Great Gatsby
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- The Scarlet Letter
- The Crucible
- In Cold Blood
- Death of a Salesman
- The Lively Art of Writing
- The Grapes of Wrath
Popular 12th Grade Required Reading
- Hamlet, William Shakespeare. …
- Me Talk Pretty One Day
- Going After Cacciato
- The Awakening
- Wuthering Heights
- The Handmaid’s Tale
- How to Read Literature Like a Professor
- Eat, Pray, Love
About the National Emergency Library
Announcing the National Emergency Library. It’s a huge collection of books. In other words, it supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation. While universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
Who can use the library? This is a global pandemic, is your library open to everyone?
Yes, the Internet Archive loans digitized books to the world. Our digital library is free to read for anyone with an internet connection, anywhere in the world. We are a global library.
Why is it called a “National Emergency” Library when it’s open to the world?
We wanted to be very clear about the duration of this emergency library. It is meant to meet a specific, extraordinary need. Because, universities, school, and libraries around the world are closed and people cannot access the physical materials within.
How long will the National Emergency Library be in operation?
The library will have suspended waitlists through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. After that, waitlists will be dramatically reduced to their normal capacity, which is based on the number of physical copies.
The Internet Archives always has many books available. And now, between the Emergency Library and the regular Internet Archives, there are now billions of books online!
- Project Gutenberg
- Biodiversity Heritage Library
- Children’s Library
- Smithsonian Libraries
- FEDLINK (US)
- Lincoln Collection
Not just books!
There are also movies, audio, images and more! For example, check out this 22 minute film from The Beatles 1966 tour in San Francisco. And, don’t miss the retro video games!
Don’t miss Free Video Games
While you’re at it, don’t miss the huge list of 2400+ Free MS Dos Retro Video Games we found!