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Last edited by chrisfreeland27
March 20, 2019 | History

The Internet Archive Book Drive

The Internet Archive actively seeks book donations. In addition to 1,000,000+ eBooks available to anyone, the Internet Archive also makes available modern books for the print-disabled community in a special format called DAISY - one of the largest collections available online. For too long, print-disabled people have been denied access to the full breadth of contemporary books, and we'd like to assist in tipping that balance back to where it should be, universal access for all readers.

Please help us by donating books to be scanned or with financial support for the scanning process. We will make these digital books as available to the world as we can, including the print-disabled, and will preserve the physical book for the long term.

How Does The Book Drive Work?

You can simply send books or drop them off in person at our headquarters:

Internet Archive
300 Funston Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

Have a big donation (thousands of books)? Please call us at (415) 561-6767

Library Reformatting

If you are a library that is facing crowding issues, renovations, or other adjustments to your print holdings, we are interested in receiving donated books so that we can reformat them from analog to digital. Your patrons will not lose access to these books; instead, they will gain enhanced access to digital texts that can be lent to your patrons, and the world, through the Internet Archive's controlled digital lending service. If you'd like to learn how one library benefitted from our donation program, please read about the donation of 250,000 books from Trent University in 2018.

Make a $ Donation?

A 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Internet Archive loves donations of cold hard cash almost as much as donations of books.

You can find instructions for how to make donations to the Internet Archive on

Scanning books at the Internet Archive

Please direct any inquiries about the Internet Archive Book Scanning Program to


March 20, 2019 Edited by chrisfreeland27 Updated donations
January 28, 2019 Edited by chrisfreeland27 Corrected outdated text and added new information about our donation program.
March 7, 2016 Edited by Jessamyn West better email.
March 6, 2016 Edited by Jessamyn West rm June's name
May 6, 2010 Edited by George Formatting