Standard Ebooks

Collections Policy

Or, ebooks we do and don’t accept.

Standard Ebooks only works on books that have entered the U.S. public domain due to copyright expiration. Generally this means a book must have been published before January 1, 1929, though there are exceptions for works from later periods that didn’t follow copyright formalities. For more information on determining the copyright status of a work in the U.S., see Project Gutenberg’s Copyright How-To.

Note that a book that is in the U.S. public domain may not be in the public domain of other countries, and vice versa.

Types of ebooks we do accept

Types of ebooks we don’t accept