14 Best Websites To Find Free Textbooks Online

There are legitimate ways to get free textbooks online or at lower prices to help your budget. Having your textbooks online is also easy on your back.

We found open library formats or open education resources (OER) that may receive funding from philanthropic and public entities.

These resources make open textbooks available online through various digital files that can be freely used because of obtaining permission for copyright or the copyright has expired.

1. Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is an online library of free eBooks that thousands of volunteers digitize and proofread books. Its mission encourages the creation and distribution of eBooks.

2. OpenStax.org

They publish high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks free online and low-cost in print.

3. Open Textbook Library

Open Textbook Library has textbooks on extensive college subjects with free licenses with Creative Commons, making it free for anyone to use and change.

4. Freeditorial

Freeditorial is an online publishing house and library. All books are free and easy to download.

5. LibreTexts.org

UC Davis leads LibreTexts in a higher education institutional cooperative effort to provide an easy-to-use online platform for open educational resources (OER).

6. Bookboon

Bookboon has an easy-to-use library with hundreds of practical ebooks, including higher income skills like soft skills.

7. Bookshare.org Bookshare offers free ebooks to qualified students and non-students  (for a $50 fee).