Providing free public access to vital information
DPLA believes that open and convenient access to accurate information allows for an informed public and is an essential service that is core to the role libraries have played in democratic societies for generations.
DPLA has published free, easy-to-read ebooks from public documents—no library card or sign-in required. It is also available at no cost to libraries, which may provide it to their patrons without restrictions, through the Palace app for iOS or Android or epub format at freebooks.dp.la.
DPLA has made every effort to accommodate those who require assistive technology in order to read text and will continue to work to make the text as accessible as possible.
January 6th on the Record: The Investigation into the Attack on the U.S. Capitol
This free, ebook compendium includes transcripts of the nine televised hearings held to date, as well as links to the videotaped versions of those hearings and to scores of relevant federal documents, videos, and legal, investigative, and analytical reports, all of which have been permanently archived by DPLA. This release is Version 1, covering materials released between July 16, 2020, and August 23, 2022. Subsequent versions will include additional materials as they are released.
Dobbs v. Jackson
This free, easy-to-navigate ebook contains the full text of the June 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
The Covid Archive: A finding aid to government documents related to the Covid19 Pandemic is a ebook and digital finding aid for the digital archive of government documents related to the response of the US federal and state governments to the Covid 19 pandemic.
The finding aid provides an index to more than 3,000 government documents related to pandemic response that were identified by the Covid Tracking Project and digitally preserved by DPLA. To our knowledge, this is the most comprehensive archive of documents related to the Covid 19 pandemic in the United States.
Report into Investigation of Allegations of Sexual Harassment by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
This report, prepared by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James, was released on August 3, 2021. On August 10, 2021, Andrew M. Cuomo resigned as governor of New York.
The Impeachment Papers II
Materials In Support of House Resolution 24, Impeaching Donald John Trump for Incitement of Insurrection is now available as a free, easy-to-read EPUB. This volume will be updated as more documents relevant to this second impeachment are released.
NYC Internet Master Plan
New York City’s Internet Master Plan, which aims to bring affordable, high-speed internet access to all five boroughs of New York City, was released in January 2020. Prior to the creation of this easy-to-read EPUB, it was available only in pdf format.
The Impeachment Papers
The Impeachment Papers: A Compendium of Public Documents Related to the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, is available in an updated version that includes the documents related to the FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation, as well as the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committee reports.
The Mueller Report
The Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election, or the Mueller Report, is now freely available in ebook format. DPLA and the Internet Archive were honored with a Digital Book World award for Best Nonfiction Book for their work on the publication. The enhanced version of the report includes links to more than 740 of the original documents referenced in footnotes, as well as format and tagging enhancements to make the document more accessible to those with text impairments.
The Senate Intelligence Committee Report
The Senate Intelligence Committee Report of Russian Active Measures, Campaigns and Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election was published in 2020, and includes both volumes of the Committee’s report.