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When a work is not covered by copyright (because the copyright term has expired, the creator has released the work, or the work was never copyrighted) it is in the public domain. The public then holds the rights to the work. You can also look at this comprehensive chart with variables that affect copyright duration in the US.
Public Domain Text
Full text of classics and public domain works.
HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust Digital Library has over 6 million digitized volumes in the public domain.
A collection of high quality, carefully formatted, accessible, open source, and free public domain ebooks
Over 15,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts
Classics in the History of Psychology
Full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines.
Repeat After Us
RepeatAfterUs is an online library with a collection of copyright-free English texts and scripted recordings.