The National Academy Press (NAP) is a publisher operated by the US federal government that has over 2500 books online and available free as well as on paper and available at cost. The NAP publishes reports by the National Academies (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, National Research Council). The subject matter covered is science, engineering, and health.

The website of the NAP is searchable and a agent to alert one to new publications of interest to the individual is also available.

In addition to being able to read entire books online, one can view and purchase books at a real life book store in Washington, D.C.. Books can be ordered by mail, phone, fax or online (20% discount for this option).

Contact information:
The National Academies
500 Fifth Street
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 334-2612