Free Books Provided
105 Pages | Available in Paperback and Digital | 8th-10th Grade | 2-4 Weeks
432 Pages | Available in Paperback | 9th-11th Grade | 4-6 Weeks
694 Pages | Available in Paperback | 9th-12th Grade | 4-8 Weeks
1074 Pages | Available in Paperback | 11th-12th Grade | 8-12 Weeks
Our Free Books for Teachers program makes it easy for you to get the resources you need for your classroom.
Complete our short form by telling us which books you want, how many, and where to send them. We will also help you decide which books best fit your teaching needs.
After submitting your order, you will receive your books within 3 to 4 weeks. We will also provide you with a number of teaching resources to help with lesson planning.
Our donors are fans of Rand’s work, and want to give students the opportunity to read and discuss her novels in school. We ask that you write them a brief note of thanks for making your donation of books possible.
The Ayn Rand Institute has provided high school and middle school educators across the United States and Canada with more than 5,000,000 free copies of Ayn Rand’s novels over the years.
Order copies for your classroom today while supplies last!
Since our launch of the program in 2002, more than 70,000 teachers have received free copies of Ayn Rand’s novels for their students. Learn why they continue to return to these classic texts, year after year, to help make their classrooms come alive.
Ayn Rand’s novels appeal to young readers like few other books do. They are rich with dramatic storytelling, strong and complex characters, and enduring themes. They also challenge students to think more deeply about the world, about the choices they make in their lives, and about the kind of person they want to become.
In addition to the books, we provide teachers with dozens of free resources that make it easier to incorporate the books into a curriculum and spark in-class discussion—from teachers guides and lesson plans to chapter lead-in videos and virtual classroom Q&As with our team of experts.
Nothing! This is a donor-funded program with no financial obligation to you or your school. We provide teachers and schools with review copies of the novels as well as full classroom sets at no expense.
Unless otherwise noted, all physical shipments are sent out approximately 2 – 3 weeks before your expected teaching date. To request an order be shipped sooner (or later) than this time frame, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthem is suitable for grade levels 8 – 12; We the Living for grade levels 9 – 12; The Fountainhead for grade levels 10 – 12; and Atlas Shrugged for grade levels 11 – 12.
Yes, you are encouraged to give the books to students for them to own!
All public and private schools are eligible, although the aforementioned grade restrictions and conditions apply.
Due to pandemic-related delays in the book printing industry, some titles may only be available in digital format. Our ebooks are easily accessible by teachers and students on a range of electronic devices, and have been used by thousands of teachers the past few years. If you can only use physical books, you may contact us by email at email@example.com to request them. However, as our supply is limited we cannot guarantee the provision of physical books.
Yes, you may order books for your classroom. There are no restrictions with regard to what subject or class the books are used for, as long as you plan to use them with students within a year of placing your order.
Yes, librarians are allowed to order up to three copies of each novel for their school library.
Yes, you are welcome to order a free review copy of one or more titles.
Have a different question?
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We typically respond within two to five business days.
We’ll walk you through selecting your books and making sure you have enough for all of the students you teach. Then we’ll ask you where to ship them and confirm your order.
Within a few days, we’ll reach out to let you know that your order is approved and ready to ship.
Our Free Books program is made possible by the donors of the Ayn Rand Institute and especially the following individuals and organizations, who want to give students the opportunity to read and discuss Rand’s novels in school.