Over 20,000 Books Available Online -- For Free!



David S. Carter
304 West Hall
550 E. University
Ann Arbor, MI

April 17, 2002

ANN ARBOR, MI -- The Internet Public Library (IPL) is pleased to announce that earlier this week we added the 20,000th item to our catalog of Online Books that are available for free on the Internet: http://www.ipl.org/div/books/

These freely available books run the gamut from classic texts by the likes of William Shakespeare, Arthur Conan Doyle and Jane Austen, to more recent works available from publishers such as the National Academy Press, iUniverse, and Baen Books. The listings can be browsed by title, author or subject, and can also be searched.

The book that has received the honor of being the 20,000th cataloged title is the Project Gutenberg edition of The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, which is also the 5000th text released by Project Gutenberg (http://promo.net/pg/).

The Internet Public Library plans to continue to add to its listing of freely-available online books in the coming months as it celebrates its seventh year of providing service to the Internet community.

So boot up your computer and read a book--with over 20,000 books available on topics from Russian fiction to Keynesian economics to sacred religious texts to mathematics, there's something of interest for nearly everyone.

The Internet Public Library is an educational initiative of the University of Michigan School of Information. Technical support for the Online Texts Collection is provided by the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service.