We believe that during this time of change and tranformation in the world, it is essential that these public domain works are universally accessible by the public in an easy to read and use non-profit library.
To get the library started, we had to spend thousands of dollars to buy books.
Fortunately, today, more and more New Thought Sharers are seeing the wisdom of our efforts and scanning their old books and magazines then sending us these scans.
When you work with us, we insure that these books become a public resource for free forever for everyone!
Our work stands in stark contrast to online corporations which process public domain texts into pdf's, then sell them to you. Texts in New Thought Library are free forever!
Talk to ministers around the world who use the resources we provide for them. An increasing number of New Thought Sharers are using the library to teach their classes.
We sometimes get asked:
"Are you creating a physical archive of New Thought Books?
The answer is no!
There are already physical archives and collections of New Thought books in the world. We believe these have their purposes but our goal is different from theirs. We are not interested in putting books in boxes or in temperature controlled environments. Our purpose is to provide the public of the world with universal DIGITAL access to all public domain New Thought texts for free forever!
What do you do with books, when you are done with them?
For a period of time, we retain the books to check for accuracy of processing in response to error checking by New Thought Practitioners around the world. After this time is up, we work with physical archives/libraries around which have provided us with a spreadsheet of the books they have in their collection. If we have a book that they do not have, then we send them the book to archive. We have no plans on creating a physical archive ourselves. We support the archives which support us. If an archive invites us to digitize their collection, we will arrange to do so and we credit them for these books they have provided. If the archives already have copies of the books, we will usually sell them to buy more books for processing.
With the help of these existing physical archives and compassionate New Thought individuals
We bring you all public domain New Thought books in digital formats and pledge support for those physical archives, so that they can be maintained as bibliographic museums preserving these works in their original form for all time.
When New Thought Seekers or Sharers look for inspiration,
they find it easily at NewThoughtLibrary which is free because of your tithes and donations.
Seekers and Sharers of New Thought Wisdom save time and energy by cutting and pasting from the library into their word processors. Texts are scanned by New Thought Sharers around the world, then the scans are processed using Optical Character Recognition as opposed to being hand typed. This insures that the texts are accurate and true to the original. We are adding the original page scans to make the library more useful to you. You will find that more and more of the books will have the page scans in the lower left hand corner, usually highlighted in yellow. We maintain the original page numbers below each page of text and insure the .htm page number corresponds with the original page number so that you can use the library for research purposes & online studies. We listen to your feedback regarding presentation to insure ease of use. If a seeker or sharer ever finds a textual error, we check the online text against the original scan then make the correction. Your support insures that these New Thought texts are free forever!