National Emergency Library

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The National Emergency Library will be available through the later of two dates: June 30, 2020 or the end of the COVID-19 U.S. National Emergency.

To read and download books, create and log in with a free Internet Archive account. To read downloaded books, install Adobe Digital Editions.


The National Emergency Library is a free collection of over 1.4 million books digitized and hosted by the Internet Archive. These are books under copyright held by libraries from around the world. Each book is fully scanned from cover to cover.

After creating and logging in with a free Internet Archive account, select a book and click “Borrow this Book” to read it online. You may borrow up to 10 books at a time for up to 14 days each. Each book may be borrowed simultaneously by an unlimited number of users; there are no waiting lists. You may also download your borrowed books and read them offline using Adobe Digital Editions software.

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