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Collection Open Access Books

About this Collection

This is a growing collection of contemporary open access e-books. The books in this collection cover a wide range of subjects, including history, music, poetry, technology, and works of fiction. Most of the books in this collection were published in English, but there are some titles in other languages. All of the books in this collection were published under either an open access license or were donated to the Library of Congress with no accompanying restrictions. All of the books may be read online or downloaded as a PDF or as an EPUB.

All books added to this collection underwent a selection process whereby subject matter experts from across the Library of Congress determined which works were in scope based on the Library's Collections Policy Statements. Although the Library of Congress holds print copies of some of the open access books in this collection, these openly licensed works can be made more accessible in their digital form. By collecting the e-books in addition to the print books, the Library commits to preserving and providing lasting access to this digital content.