Last updated on November 28, 2020

The Arabic Collections Online are offering 10,000 Arabic e-books across 6,000 subjects – for free. And it is legal.

What is the Arabic Collections Online?

Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is a publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. ACO currently provides digital access to more than 10,000 volumes across more than 6,000 subjects drawn from rich Arabic collections of distinguished research libraries.

Important Arabic language content is not widely available on the web. ACO will ensure that this content will be saved digitally for future generations.

Who is behind the project?

NYU Abu Dhabi and major grants from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, and Carnegie Corporation of New York.

How can I access it?

You can access it on:

Which books can I find there?

  • Many older Arabic books that are out-of-print;
  • Literature, philosophy, law, religion,;

Other useful tools – check it out:


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