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Last edited by Anand Chitipothu
January 26, 2012 | History

Open Library Data Dumps

Open Library provides dumps of all the data in various formats. Currently these dumps are generated every month.

OL Dump

This contains dump of latest editions of all the records in Open Library. This is a tab separated file with the following columns:

  • type - type of record (/type/edition, /type/work etc.)
  • key - unique key of the record. (/books/OL1M etc.)
  • revision - revision number of the record
  • last_modified - last modified timestamp
  • JSON - the complete record in JSON format

This dump can be downloaded from:

For convenience, this dump is split into multiple files based on type.

OL Complete Dump

This contains dump of all revisions of all the records in Open Library. Format is same as the OL dump.

This dump can be downloaded from:

Format of JSON records

Author Record






OL Covers Dump


History Created December 14, 2011 · 4 revisions

January 26, 2012 Edited by Anand Chitipothu Added a place holder for OL covers dump.
December 28, 2011 Edited by Edward Betts fix link to works dump
December 14, 2011 Edited by Anand Chitipothu Edited without comment.
December 14, 2011 Created by Anand Chitipothu Documented Open Library Data Dumps