Free Foreign Language e-books
This list of free international e-books is courtesy of Dr. Cavanaugh's Educational Technology Web site.
Antologia della Letteratura Italiana
Italian: Novels, poetry, plays & other texts, both classic & contemporary in HTML for reading online.
Over 2000 works of Japanese literature. Formats include: HTML, ZIP, and Japanese e-book.
Athena Texts Francais
French: 10,000 eBooks (French & Swiss Authors) Literature, philosophy, history, economics, & science, etc.
Belarusian literature in Belarusian, with some English, German & other translations.
Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France)
French: Over 2500 digitized works.
Biblioteca Virtual do Estudante Brasileiro
Portuguese: Several hundred eBooks
Portuguese: Over sixty free titles from 26 authors, including José de Alencar, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis and Afonso Henrique da Lima Barreto. All public domain books or with author permission. Formats include Word, PDF, RTF and Palm PDB.
Digital Library of India
Indian: Over 29,000 books predominantly in Indian languages.
Gottingen State & University Library (Germany)
German: Approximately 4500 eBooks titles, primarily in German, French, & English, devoted mostly to Exploration & Travel Literature & Mathematics (the English-Language titles are indexed).
Libros Tauro (Argentina)
Spanish: Several thousand eBooks
New Threads Chinese Cultural Society
Chinese: Electronic library archive of Chinese classic texts.
ngiyaw eBooks (German)
German works with some classic English and Hungarian books also. Formats include: (.pdf), (.prc), (.lit), (.tr), and (HTML) for your Web browser.
Online Books Page Links to Foreign Language Libraries
Links to over seventy foreign language libraries with languages ranging from Afghan to Czech, French to Russian, Latin to Yiddish.
Classic texts in Italian, English and Latin. Available formats: HTML ; RTF; TXT.
Russian Science Fiction and Fantasy
Books available online here, in both Russian and English in ZIP and HTML formats.
Free e-books online
In this list, "FREE" means "free to anyone."
(CIIS e-books are NOT in this list because the CIIS Library pays for them)
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