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Where to Find Free Textbooks for Homeschoolers

Free textbooks are so easy to find now that we have access to the World Wide Web. I remember copying pages of books by hand at the library, for hours and hours at a time. While I did enjoy it, the internet has definitely made my life a whole lot easier!

Free textbooks for homeschoolers

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American Institute of Mathematics

Books cover these topics:

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Biochemistry Free and Easy

Studying biochemistry? Download these books for free:

  • Kevin and Indira’s Guide to Getting Into Medical School


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Loyal Books

“Books should be free” is their motto, and boy do they deliver! Find classics from authors such as:

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Check out their Top 100 rated free books.

Open Education at BCcampus

At BCcampus, we’re using open technologies to facilitate, evaluate, and create open educational resources to share across the province and around the world; saving millions of student-dollars through hundreds of open textbooks adopted in thousands of classrooms:

Find open/free textbooks on many subjects like Art and Design, Science, Health, Humanities, and more. Here are just a few of the free textbooks you'll find at OpenEd:

  • Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics
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  • Building Blocks of Academic Writing
  • Intermediate Algebra
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E-Books Directory

E-Books Directory is a daily growing list of links to freely accessible ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet.

Main categories include:

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Free Science

Sites like these are perfect for me because I'm not that great at Science LOL.

Get free books on:

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Chemistry First

An Introduction to Chemistry by Mark Bishop.

free textbooks

This is a very simple site. Search by title.

Public Library of Science

PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine. Rigorously reported, peer reviewed and immediately available without restrictions, promoting the widest readership and impact possible.


Free public domain audiobooks. Volunteer to be an audiobook reader! Tons of books on this site.

Science Books Online

Science Books Online lists free science e-books, textbooks, lecture notes, monographs, and other science:

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Textbook Revolution

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Textbooks Free covers many subjects, and many grade levels.

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Cool 4 Ed

The University of California offers:

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