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Public Domain Resources

Books, audiobooks, short stories, plays, photos, maps, movies, classical music, and other works that are in the public domain. These works are considered copyright-free, either because copyright has expired or because it didn't apply to a particular item in the first place.


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  • Choral Public Domain Library: one of the largest internet collections of free sheet music.  From the site:  "Music is available for free download in a variety of formats, including score images in PDF and TIFF format, sound files in MIDI and MP3 formats, and in the notation formats supported by various notation programs...."
    For December:  sheet music for hundreds of Christmas hymns and carols.
  • MusOpen: Public domain recordings of classical music by composers such as Mozart, Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Debussey, among others.
  • The Mutopia Project: Sheet music for classical works, available as Lilypond source files or printable PDF pages.



  • Public Domain Comedy Video: online videos of Charlie Chaplin, Abbott & Costello, Bugs Bunny, Lucille Ball, The Beverly Hillbillies, and much more!