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.

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

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

  • aaaaarg.fail - 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-- http://jadedmeta.xyz:8080
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.


noordinaryspider wrote

I wish I had the skills to put my own calibre library up somewhere and also my extensive collection of both good and horrifically awful but heavily marketed homeschooling/self-education resources.

If you're looking for anything radical parenting/radical education on TPB and there aren't any seeders, just drop me a PM and that could change.

No judgement for wanting educational resources for your kids or yourself, but all that "me me me" sh*t from some wannabe Rothschild has already been judged:


and found guilty so let me help you laugh at the crap they try to sell you and find the good stuff that's buried in the dollar discount bin, 'kay?


sudo 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: https://sites.google.com/site/themetalibrary/library-genesis

There is also aaaaarg.fail - 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 theanarchistlibrary.org

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


sudo 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: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRallkZ0VIWnRPVjA

Sri Aurobindo: श्री अरविंदो: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRSWktaVFPa2tSa2s

Swami Dayananda: स्वामी दयानंद: https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B1giLrdkKjfRZnUxOEpPSVBHVzQ/edit

Swami Vivekanand: स्वामी विवेकानन्द: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRMFAtTi1yUFAzdW8

Swami Shivanand: स्वामी शिवानंद: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRYXJDclQwYTBfWFk

Maharshi Dayananda: महर्षि दयानंद: https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B1giLrdkKjfRN2RzYVdFZWI1a0U/edit

Swami Ramteerth: स्वामी रामतीर्थ: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRNGlYZzhqTEQtcU0

Sitaram Goel: सीताराम गोयल: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRT19aT3pnZ0tvODA

Veer Savarkar: वीर सावरकर: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRbE0wQng5YVZmb1E

P.N.Oak: पी.एन. ओक: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRRUVTTHpHVGhMVmM

Hindu Rashtra: हिन्दू राष्ट्र: https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B1giLrdkKjfRNW1scHdGMHQzZ0U/edit

Basic Hinduism: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRTXdpN29OTUQ0Q3c

Hindutva and India: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRNzh0MXhyRVpiVEE

Islam Postmortem: इस्लाम की जांच पड़ताल: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRdjB2R1VNTTk2Q3M

Christianity Postmortem: बाइबिल पर पैनी दृष्टि: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRcHJfRnFkRGFQcFk

Autobiography: आत्मकथाएं: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRbEpPUGcydTZlWDQ

Religion & Spirituality: धर्म एवं आध्यात्म: https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B1giLrdkKjfRRzViUEdGMnI2Smc/edit

Yajna: यज्ञ: https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B1giLrdkKjfRUThPYWlldEd6NVE/edit

Brahmcharya: ब्रह्मचर्य: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRNzJmbWpSYmg5bjQ

Yoga: योग: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRcWZ1NzBoWER2Tkk

Upanishad: उपनिषद: https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B1giLrdkKjfRNDJiQVFDbVFjbGc/edit

Gita: श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRWk9KVno2V3NNLXM

Manusmriti: मनुस्मृति: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRTXlYQUJhUXNWM00

Valmiki and Kamba Ramayan: वाल्मीकि व कम्ब रामायण: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRa18yTE5EM1Z3Zk0

Puran: पुराण: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1giLrdkKjfRZnB1NnBCblVoUm8

Books on Vedas: वेदों पर किताबें: https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B1giLrdkKjfRSU9OVzBfbENTcDg/edit

RigVeda: ऋग्वेद सम्पूर्ण: https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B1giLrdkKjfROXl0b3B0RFpkWEE/edit

YajurVeda: यजुर्वेद सम्पूर्ण: https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B1giLrdkKjfRby02cXFWbnQ2b2M/edit

SamaVeda: सामवेद सम्पूर्ण: https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B1giLrdkKjfRNnh4ZG5PdUJ2bkU/edit

AtharvaVeda: अथर्ववेद सम्पूर्ण: https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B1giLrdkKjfRMFFXcU9waVl4aDQ/edit


Tequila_Wolf wrote

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


Tequila_Wolf wrote

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


ziq wrote

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


sudo 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.


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 http://whereisscihub.now.sh/ which links to domains where scihub currently is