Welcome to Open Access E-Books

Please find below links to freely available academic e-books. Please remember that it is always important to evaluate information to ensure that it is trustworthy. For more information on evaluating information please view our relevant guide.

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The National Academies Press

NAP offers more than 8,500 titles in PDF format. Almost all these PDFs can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book.

AllPsych Online Psychology Texts

AllPsych is dedicated to the education of psychology and they have published free e- textbooks representing some major courses in the field of psychology.  Each text covers the related theories, research, and psychological phenomena on the topic.


JSTOR, which is known for its open access journal content, has now branched out with open access e-books. Conduct a search of their open access material and limit the results to book content to see e-book results.


The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Search for counselling or psychotherapy to find a range of relevant books covering neuroscience, sexuality, attachment and more.

OAPEN Library

The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. Conduct a search in their simple search box to find relevant content.

Open Library

Contains many classic texts. A search for psychotherapy will return books by some leading classic psychotherapy authors including Yalom, Prochaska, Frankl, Adler, Bern and Norcross (requires registration)

Free Association Books

Free Association Books publishes books on a wide range of topics including psychotherapy, social work, health studies, history, public policy and more.

All About Psychology EBooks

A website providing access to some classic books by some key authors in Psychology and Psychotherapy

Open Stax

A website providing free, open access Academic Textbooks. Textbooks available for Psychology and Sociology.