The Online Library of Liberty

Explore one of the world’s most extensive digital libraries of scholarly works focused on individual liberty and free markets.


Discover thousands of resources for teaching, researching, and learning about individual liberty. From art and economics to law and political theory, the Online Library of Liberty (OLL) offers access to a broad range of books, audio recordings, quotations, and artwork—all available at no charge.

As a recipient of numerous awards from the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the British Arts & Humanities Research Council, the OLL is an essential resource for research. Utilize the website’s user-friendly citation tools to easily reference these documents in your work.

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Liberty Matters

Liberty Matters is an online forum for scholars to discuss the significance of key works in the OLL collection. We invite leading scholars and guest commentators to reflect upon how some of the authors’ works have defended individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace over the past 300 years.

Featured OLL Content

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Images of Liberty and Power

Works of art can express political, economic, and philosophical ideas in a meaningful way. Discover this collection of art and imagery that depicts themes of liberty and power.

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Best of OLL

Dive into this anthology to access a selection of chapters and extracts from the most important and influential books in the OLL.

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Quotations about Liberty and Power

Explore this collection of quotes that speak to various subjects relating to liberty and power—each organized by topical categories for easy searching.

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