To expand awareness of Ayn Rand’s works and ideas in and outside of the classroom, we provide a variety of resources for high school and college students, teachers and professors.

Owner: Leonard Peikoff  |  Credit: Ayn Rand Archives


STUDENTS: Free Book Request

If you are interested in learning more about Ayn Rand and her ideas, free copies of selected fiction and nonfiction are available exclusively for students. Simply create a brief public profile with your name and school and indicate which book you would like to read. From there, the site will try to pair you with a generous donor who will fulfill your book request.

Note: This is an external site and not affiliated with or managed by the Ayn Rand Institute.

Request a Free Book


Have you read or are you thinking about reading one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Did you know that for more than twenty-five years, the Ayn Rand Institute has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction? This year we will award over 500 prizes totaling more than $80,000 in scholarship money for college. We even provide gifts to teachers who assign the essays in their classroom.

GRADES 8 – 10

Enter the Anthem Essay Contest

GRADES 11 and 12

Enter The Fountainhead Essay Contest

GRADE 12, College and Graduate Students

Enter the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest


TEACHERS: Free Books Program

Ayn Rand’s dramatic and thought-provoking novels appeal strongly to young readers. Thanks to the generous support from our donors, we provide free copies of Ayn Rand’s novels, along with guides on teaching them, to schools in the United States and Canada.

If you are committed to teaching Ayn Rand’s novels this academic year, we can provide a classroom set, free of charge.

Request Classroom Copies of Ayn Rand’s Novels


TEACHERS: Resource Kits

We provide a multitude of resources to assist you in teaching Ayn Rand’s novels. Available online, these resources range from biographical information about Ayn Rand to lesson plans and teacher's guides, and to audio and video lectures.

Explore Our Teacher Resource Kits


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