Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | September 21, 2012

Project Gutenberg

Have you heard of Project Gutenberg?

Project Gutenberg began in 1971, the first e-text collection on the Internet.  It’s an all-volunteer effort to digitize, archive, and make cultural works accessible to everyone for free.  These are e-books (and audiobooks), but you don’t need an e-reader to use them; just a computer.  You can read them online, or download them.

There are over 40,000 works available, mostly those in the public domain (their copyright has expired): all the classics.  You can volunteer, too, to digitize or record books.

Go to Project Gutenberg to read more, and have a look around for yourself!


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