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Download books as a PDF for free

If you find a book that’s out of copyright and in the public domain, you can download it as a PDF for free. These books will show an eBook - Free button.

  1. To the left of the page you’ll see the eBook - Free button.
  2. Hover over that button.
  3. Next to “Download,” click PDF or EPUB. Learn more about EPUB and PDF files.

Supported PDF viewers

You can download and read free PDFs using the Chrome browser or any standard PDF viewer. If you use the Chrome browser, turn on the Chrome PDF viewer.

Guidelines for using downloaded PDFs

  • Be sure to follow the Google Terms of Service.
  • Don’t engage in large scale redistribution or rehosting of the files.
  • Check your local policies if you have any questions about public domain laws.
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