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Welcome to Open Library!
Looking for accessible books in the DAISY format? View our accessible book subject page, or search for accessible books.

Open Library is yours

to borrow, read & search.

Browse by Category

  Browse books by popular categories or explore other categories.

Popular Books

  Discover hundreds of books you're bound to love. (Or see what others are favoriting.)

Classic Books

 The World's classic literature at your fingertips. Over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available.

Recently Returned

  Here's a sample of recently returned books from the eBook lending library.

Worth the Wait

  Get on the waiting list for hundreds of popular books

Around the Library

 Here's what's happened over the last 28 days. More recent changes.

About the Project

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. More

Just like Wikipedia, you can contribute new information or corrections to the catalog. You can browse by subject, author or lists members have created. If you love books, why not help build a library?


If you’re even remotely interested in libraries or big data, we encourage you to have a look around the Open Library API.

We welcome any and all patches and data re-use.