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The Internet Archive provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of books. In addition to its archiving function, the Archive is an activist organization, advocating a free and open Internet.

The archive contains:

Web Pages

Discover 20+ years of web history accessible through the Wayback Machine. The Internet Archive works with 625+ library and other partners through their Archive-It program to identify important web pages.

Audio Recordings

Download or listen to free music and audio This library contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.

Software programs

The Internet Archive Software Collection is the largest vintage and historical software library in the world, providing instant access to millions of programs, CD-ROM images, documentation and multimedia. 

Books and Texts

The Internet Archive began a program to digitize books in 2005 and today they scan 1,000 books per day in 28 locations around the world. Books published prior to 1923 are available for download, and hundreds of thousands of modern books can be borrowed through the Open Library site. Some of the digitized books are only available to the print disabled.

Videos

Download or listen to free movies, films, and videos This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.

Images

Download or listen to free movies, films, and videos This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.