About the project
Wolne Lektury is a free online library open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It archives books5549, including set readings recommended by the Ministry of National Education which have already fallen in the public domain. All the texts are adequately edited - annotated with footnotes and motifs - and are available in several formats - HTML , TXT , PDF, EPUB, MOBI. The library also contains a few hundred audiobooks read by famous actors like: Danuta Stenka, Jan Peszek or Andrzej Chyra. The audiobooks can be used in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis formats. They are also available in DAISY format suiting the needs of people with poor vision, the blind, and those having reading difficulties.
The Wolne Lektury library is available through mobile devices.
You are allowed to browse, listen to, and download all the items in Wolne Lektury, as well as share and cite them, entirely free of charge.
Wolne Lektury is a pro bono project developed by the Modern Poland Foundation in cooperation with Polish libraries – the National Library, the Library of Silesia and the Library of Elbląg, under the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Assocciation of Polish Writers auspices. The honorary committee members are: Prof. Maria Janion, Prof. Grażyna Borkowska, Prof. Przemysław Czapliński, Prof. Mieczysław Dąbrowski, Prof. Ewa Kraskowska, Prof. Małgorzata Czermińska, Prof. Jerzy Jarzębski and Prof. Piotr Śliwiński.
The majority of books in the library are free of copyright and are in the public domain, which means that they can be freely published and redistributed. If a piece of work is given additional materials (footnotes, literary motifs, etc.), which are copyrighted, these materials are made publicly available under the licence Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike. We also publish several texts dedicated to the public domain by their authors or copyright owners under the licence Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike.Contact: email@example.com