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Finding Books Open for Access and/or Reuse
"Our eBooks may be freely used in the United States because most are not protected by U.S. copyright law, usually because their copyrights have expired."
"HathiTrust is devoted to an array of archival and access services in support of the record of human knowledge. All objects in the archive are either in the public domain, have the necessary permissions to support the level of access afforded, or are simply archived in such a way as to ensure an enduring copy of the content."
The Online Books Page
"An index of over two million online books freely readable on the Internet."
Internet Archive - eBooks and Texts
"The Internet Archive and Open Library offers over 10,000,000 fully accessible books and texts."
"The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing students...with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge."
Google Books Search
Although "free" does not necessarily signify public domain or Creative Commons, you can begin by searching Google Books for "free Google eBooks."