Online Library of Liberty

A collection of scholarly works about individual liberty and free markets. A project of Liberty Fund, Inc.

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Liberty Fund, Inc. is a private, educational foundation established in 1960 to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. The Foundation develops, supervises, and finances its own educational activities to foster thought and encourage discourse on enduring intellectual issues pertaining to liberty.

This is done through the implementation of different programs:

  1. Each year, Liberty Fund conducts over 150 conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe.
  2. Liberty Fund publishes about 10 - often classic - books each year. There is an online catalog where these books can be ordered.
  3. Liberty Fund has produced video and audio tapes including The Intellectual Portrait Series of videotapes and DVDs which records conversations with some of the most significant thinkers of our time.

These programs focus on the place individual liberty has in an intellectual heritage evident from ancient times and continuing through our own times. The programs are intended to enrich understanding and appreciation of the complex nature of a society of free and responsible individuals and to contribute to its preservation.

Liberty Fund also sponsors the following websites:

  1. Liberty Fund’s main website
  2. The Online Library of Liberty
  3. Library of Economics and Liberty
  4. Online Library of Law & Liberty
  5. AdamSmithWorks

As a tax-exempt, private operating foundation, Liberty Fund’s purposes are educational. It does not, therefore, engage in political action of any kind. It fulfills its mission by conducting programs, not by awarding grants to outside organizations or individuals.

More information about Liberty Fund programs:

Last modified February 25, 2020