Publicly Accessible Resources: Open Media

Items listed on this guide are openly accessible and without cost (although no-cost registration may be required for some resources).


Free audiobooks are available from a number of online sites. These typically include books that have passed into the public domain. (Free public domain audio books. Volunteer or listen)

Project Gutenberg (Human or computer-read books)


Some images may use a Creative Commons license

Search via Creative Commons (Attribution required)

Search via Google Advanced Images Search (scroll down to "Rights" and use drop down menu to filtering by type of license) (Attribution required)

Search via CompFight (Attribution required)

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog from the Library of Congress (Public domain)

For readers with print disabilities

Bookshare (requires free-for-schools membership. Other memberships have a fee.) About membership

Several commercial sites that sell audio books (also have free podcasts for some materials)

Amazon (Apps for free podcasts)

iTunes (tips for finding free podcasts)