Note: for Audio Books please see the Audio Open Resources Section
- African Storybook
The African Storybook initiative aims to address the shortage of contextually appropriate books for early reading in the languages of Africa. Our vision is for all young African children to have enough enjoyable books to read in a familiar language to practise their reading skills and learn to love reading.
- Athabasca University Press
We are dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and research through open access digital journals and monographs, as well as through new electronic media. AU Press will offer its imprint only to scholarship of the highest quality, as determined through peer review.
- BiblioBoard Open Access
BiblioBoard Open Access boasts a growing assortment of rich historical and locally curated multimedia content as well as high-quality Open Access content and Open Educational Resources. Featuring interesting digital exhibits and collections from a wide range of partners, BiblioBoard OA ensures global access to this content all with unlimited uses and no restrictions.
- Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications meet academic standards.
- Hathi Trust
”HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.”
”Luminos is University of California Press’ Open Access publishing program for monographs. With the same high standards for selection, peer review, production and marketing as our traditional program, Luminos is a transformative model, built as a partnership where costs and benefits are shared.”
“Manybooks was established in 2004 with the vision to provide an extensive library of books in digital format for free on the Internet… Over a decade later, we are still going strong in our mission… Manybooks has grown into a platform where self-publishing authors have the opportunity to introduce their work to our community and new books are uploaded to our site daily – provided they comply to our quality standards.
- Open Access Books on JSTOR
More than 2,000 Open Access ebooks are now available at no cost to libraries or users. These titles are freely available for anyone in the world to use. Users won’t need to register or log in, and there are no DRM restrictions or limits on chapter PDF downloads or printing.
- Open Book Publishers
“We are a Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world. We publish monographs and textbooks in all areas, and offer the academic excellence of a traditional press, with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing. All our books are available to read for free online.”
- Open Library
The Open Library is a project of the Internet Archive. It does require a basic registration but it is free. The ultimate goal of the Open Library is to make all the published works of humankind available to everyone in the world. While large in scope and ambition, this goal is within our grasp.
- Open Research Library
The Open Research Library (ORL) is planned to include all Open Access book content worldwide on one platform for user-friendly discovery, offering a seamless experience navigating more than 20,000 Open Access books. This vital infrastructure is slated to comprise the most comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed Open Access books accessible for everyone.
- Open SI (Smithsonian)
Open SI serves as SISP’s online portal for manuscript submission management and open access publication of SISP’s scholarly series and proceedings published after October 2013.
- Open Square
Open Square is NYU Press’s platform for publishing and reading open access books….Open Square features new and recently published titles as well as a growing library of classic backlist publications. NYU Press is committed to expanding our offerings in both categories.
- Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 53,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. We carry high quality ebooks: Most Project Gutenberg ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.
- ubiquity press
Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. We operate a highly cost-efficient model that makes quality open access publishing affordable for everyone.
Unglue.it is a place for individuals and institutions to join together to make ebooks free to the world. We work together to support authors, publishers, or other rights holders who want their ebooks to be free. We support Creative Commons licensing as an enabling tool to unglue the ebooks.
- University of Calgary Press
At the University of Calgary Press we publish peer-reviewed scholarly books that connect local experience to the global community, helping to create a deeper understanding of human dynamics in a changing world. Through open access publishing, we make our authors’ research accessible to the widest possible audience.
- University College London (UCL) Press
UCL Press is the first fully Open Access University Press in the UK. It seeks to use modern technologies and 21st-century means of publishing/dissemination radically to change the prevailing models for the publication of research outputs… UCL Press focuses its publishing activity on scholarly monographs, scholarly editions, textbooks, edited collections and journals.