A collection of over 4.5 million open access (OA) ebooks and etexts. The collections include mostly out-of-copyright titles contributed by American and Canadian Libraries, a selection of titles from the Universal Library, Community Texts titles contributed by volunteers, Project Gutenberg titles, a Children's Library collection, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, and several smaller collections. IA can be an invaluable source for hard to find books and texts, especially in digitized page image format.
ACCESS NOTE: Search for texts in specific languages (eg. French (fre), Spanish (spa), German (ger), Russian (rus), chinese (chi), Sanskrit (san), Ukrainian (ukr), by including a search phrase (language:fre OR language:"French") in the Advanced Search form. ACCESS NOTE: OA titles may have metadata, image, table, and text errors and gaps due to human error and technical reasons. This is especially the case for file formats derived from digitized image files for mobile devices. Use at your own discretion.