The Library is where electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty are stored. These texts go back some 4,000 years and cover the disciplines of economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion, war and peace. They are in a variety of formats - facsimile PDFs so scholars can view the original text, HTML for ease of searching and attractive layout, and text-based PDF EBooks for personal use. The Library also contains bibliographic information about the books as well as other "metadata" about the authors and editors.
Use the Find Author/Title to search the library catalog for key names and words from titles. Use the Advanced Search to do a full-text search of the books in the library collection.
Contributors: Many of the biographical and bibliographical descriptions in the Forum and the Library were written with the assistance of David Hart, Hans Eicholz, and Kristen Beach of Liberty Fund and Lauren Landsburg of Econlib.
[Image at left is one of Holbein's illustrations to Erasmus' In Praise of Folly (1511) - a scholar reading.]