public domain audiobook project

LibriVox is a group of worldwide volunteers who read and record public domain texts creating free public domain audiobooks for download from their website and other digital library hosting sites on the internet. It was founded in 2005 by Hugh McGuire to provide "Acoustical liberation of books in the public domain"[2] and the LibriVox objective is "To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet".[3]

EstablishedAugust 2005
LocationWorldwide (USA based)
Size13,537 items (1 January 2020)[1]
Access and use
MembersWorldwide volunteers
Other information
BudgetUS$5,000 per annum (As of 2010)
DirectorN/A (community-shared)

On 6 August 2016, the project completed project number 10,000.[4][5] and from 2009–2017 was producing about 1,000 items per year.[6] Most releases are in the English language, but many non-English works are also available. There are multiple affiliated projects that are providing additional content. LibriVox is closely affiliated with Project Gutenberg from where the project gets some of its texts, and the Internet Archive that hosts their offerings.


  1. "The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection", The Internet Archive. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  2. "LibriVox Author", LibriVox website. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  3. "Objective LibriVox", LibriVox website. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  4. "Another LibriVox Milestone: 10,000 projects!",, 6 August 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  5. "Offerings LibriVox", Archive website. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  6. MaryAnnSpiegel (January 1, 2018). "LibriVox stats". LibriVox. Retrieved January 22, 2018.

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