What is the Free Book Library?

The Free Book Library is a collaborative effort to make books available to everyone. We feel strongly that you should be able to experience the joy of reading wherever, whenever and however you see fit without limitations. The current situation for aquiring e-books is woefully inadequate: prices are artifically high, selection is limited and often the material you purchase is crippled by invasive DRM. The goal of the Free Book Library is to help you find and start reading new books as quickly and easily as possible.

Culture belongs to everyone and should be shared as widely as possible. This website is a labor of love. There is no money here, no motivation for profit. Everything is offered up freely to whomever wishes to participate with us.

Is this legal?

Yes. We think so.

The Free Book Library relies on title 17 of the U.S.C. section 109, more commonly known as the "First Sale Doctrine". This doctrine basically says once you buy something you are free to lend it, sell it or even give it away for no cost if you want!

Thanks to the generous donations of our patreons, the Free Book Library is able to legally purchase and then provide for free all the content on this site to our visitors that for whatever reason cannot acquire it for themselves. To make sure we stay compliant with the law, careful records are kept of each time an item is accessed. For every download made, we make sure to purchase one or more additional copies so that we always have enough for everybody!