Public Domain

Public Domain Day 2021

Under U.S. law, works published in 1925 will enter the public domain on January 1, 2021.

New titles used to enter the public domain annually, as their copyrights expired, but the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 froze the public domain for the next 20 years. As of January 1st 2019, we can enjoy and celebrate the addition of new public domain works every year, from books to movies to musical scores.

Notable Public Domain 2021 Works at UTSA Libraries

Notable Public Domain Works in UTSA Libraries Special Collections

The following are a selection of local San Antonio titles that are entering the public domain in 2021 in our Special Collections. 

For a full list of titles published in 1925 in Special Collections, see the following document: