A free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. Browse by author, title, or search the database by author, title, or reading level. Many selections can be downloaded directly into iTunes or your Mp3 player. You can also read the stories online.
The British Broadcasting Corp. provides podcasts in which leading authors from across the globe discuss their works. Be careful about citing podcasts in papers. I suggest using this mainly for your own general interest in literature.
The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of OAPEN Foundation. The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague.
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than fifty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.
1,800 publicly-available e-books including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, the Bible, Shakespeare, American history, African-American documents, and much more. Each text on this list can be accessed in HTML (web version) for online viewing, and can be downloaded as both a MS Reader E-book for the Microsoft Reader and a Palm-readable text for the Palm Reader. The catalog is browsable by subject and title.
"An experiment in literary technology. Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be the best free website containing Shakespeare's complete works. It is intended for scholars, thespians, and Shakespeare lovers of every kind."
"The second version of Representative Poetry On-line includes over 2,000 English poems by 310 poets from the early medieval period to the beginning of the twentieth century." Poems are indexed and can be browsed by poet name, date, or title.