List of Free Online Libraries

Submitted by sudo moderator in books (edited )

  • Library Genesis (list of mirrors) - This is the biggest online library I know of. It has fiction books, magazine articles, comic books, and even scientific articles.

  • Sci-Hub (onion mirror) - This one only has scientific articles. If you can't find the article you want on Library Genesis, try here.

  • Imperial Library of Trantor - This one is accessible only via Tor. It has lots of normal books, and some textbooks as well. The search feature of this website is terrible, so it might take a little while to find what you're looking for.

  • B-OK - Similar to Trantor, but not limited to only epubs.

  • Project Gutenberg - The first one on the list that isn't illegal. This library has only old books whose copyright has expired.

  • - Huge collection of books written by communists and anarchists.

  • The Anarchist Library - Lots of books written by anarchists.

  • - Invite-only library with anti-capitalist books. PM /u/tnstaec if you need an invitation.

  • Planet eBook - A small library with classic books.

  • LibriVox - A library of audiobooks, for books that are in the public domain.

  • /u/Jadedctrl's personal public library

If you know of another online library, please post it in the comments, and I'll add it to this list.



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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

Here's my personal public library--
It's my Calibre content server, and has about 30 books on different topics-- everything from classic books to leftist texts to technology to conlangs.
I keep it up 24/7.
Sharing is caring! :)


god wrote

I double-taked when I saw this. It's so similar to my own personal library. Random mix of lisp, hacking books (including the Art of Memory Forensics), and other stuff.


sudo OP wrote

Thanks! This is a good collection. I downloaded Practical Common Lisp and The Art of Deception. Also, Calibre can do that?! It's better than I thought.


jadedctrl wrote (edited )

Thanks. :)
I'm glad Lisp is becoming trendy, jajaja.
And you can start the server on Calibre by clicking "Connect/Share -> Start Content Server"-- it runs on port 8080.
Calibre's pretty rad.


Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

This is a site that links to different incarnations of libgen:

There is also - you need an invite to get into the community but it's free, and focused on radical anti-authoritarian anti-capitalist concerns.

And then there's

[note to admins - I could not make links for or - they would get a 500 Internal Server Error]


sudo OP wrote

I added the list of libgen mirrors, and the anarchist library. I don't think I want to add invite-only libraries, unless somebody on here has an account and is willing to invite others.


tnstaec wrote (edited )

It's been a couple of years since I logged it. Let's see if I can remember my username.

EDIT: OK, I'm in. If anyone wants an invite to aaaaarg they can PM me an email address that they're comfortable with using.


bdheeman wrote (edited )

I'm not sure, if it's legal to share and the books are free, but I couldn't resist sharing a whatsapp post here.

This is collection of 100s of PDF books and, or Granths on Hinduism, Ancient Scriptures and biographies collected over years and being made available for free, as per the original poster.

Adi Shankaracharya: आद्य शंकराचार्य:

Sri Aurobindo: श्री अरविंदो:

Swami Dayananda: स्वामी दयानंद:

Swami Vivekanand: स्वामी विवेकानन्द:

Swami Shivanand: स्वामी शिवानंद:

Maharshi Dayananda: महर्षि दयानंद:

Swami Ramteerth: स्वामी रामतीर्थ:

Sitaram Goel: सीताराम गोयल:

Veer Savarkar: वीर सावरकर:

P.N.Oak: पी.एन. ओक:

Hindu Rashtra: हिन्दू राष्ट्र:

Basic Hinduism:

Hindutva and India:

Islam Postmortem: इस्लाम की जांच पड़ताल:

Christianity Postmortem: बाइबिल पर पैनी दृष्टि:

Autobiography: आत्मकथाएं:

Religion & Spirituality: धर्म एवं आध्यात्म:

Yajna: यज्ञ:

Brahmcharya: ब्रह्मचर्य:

Yoga: योग:

Upanishad: उपनिषद:

Gita: श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता:

Manusmriti: मनुस्मृति:

Valmiki and Kamba Ramayan: वाल्मीकि व कम्ब रामायण:

Puran: पुराण:

Books on Vedas: वेदों पर किताबें:

RigVeda: ऋग्वेद सम्पूर्ण:

YajurVeda: यजुर्वेद सम्पूर्ण:

SamaVeda: सामवेद सम्पूर्ण:

AtharvaVeda: अथर्ववेद सम्पूर्ण:


Tequila_Wolf wrote

There are also loads of IRC channels dedicated to books, as far as I know.


ziq wrote

Maybe we should a library of our own here on raddit.


sudo OP wrote

Maybe. But it seems like there are a bunch out there already that have all the books we'd want to read.


zod wrote

We could at least add Anarchy Works and some other reading for beginners to the wiki.


Tequila_Wolf wrote is a good stable-seeming mirror of all the stuff you'll find on libgen-like and bookzz-like sites.


nijntje wrote (edited )

/u/Tequila_Wolf mentioned IRC channels, but it might be worth giving quick instructions, or linking to something explaining it; the #bookz channel on undernet is what's most well-known. Connect to one of the servers, join #bookz, and use @search <whatever you're looking for> to find it (sometimes that's broken and @find has to be used instead). You'll get a text file sent to you with search results, copy paste a line (starting with !SomeBotName) and you should be queued up for downloading. They've got a ton of books, well worth looking into.

Oh and I forgot, someone recently made which links to domains where scihub currently is