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Last edited by Jessamyn West
January 13, 2016 | History


Status of Current Issues

  • People are reporting that their loans are expiring early. If this has happened to you, please email us with as much detail as you can.
  • We are still working out bugs with the waitlist system and appreciate your patience.

FAQ Categories

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions. We try to keep them up to date. Here are direct links to the main FAQ categories.

Learn About Open Library

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How to Borrow Books Through Open Library

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About Using Open Library Data

Troubleshooting Common Problems

Video Tutorials on Accessing eBooks on Open Library

You can follow our five step video tutorial to learn about reading and borrowing books on Open Library:

Step 1: Getting StartedStep 2: Searching Open LibraryStep 3: Reading Ebooks OnlineStep 4: Borrowing Modern EbooksStep 5: Reading Classic ebooks

Some quick facts about Open Library you might not know:

  • You are welcome to edit/correct any errors or omissions you see on Open Library - it's an open, editable wiki. Look for the EDIT button.
  • We serve a catalog of over 23 million books, but don't hold any books ourselves.
  • Our team isn't able to help you buy or sell books, contact authors or publishers, or research titles you find on Open Library.

Contact Us

There are a few different ways to keep in touch with us:

  1. Interact with us on Twitter
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  3. Contact us using the Contact Form or click the Problem flag which is in the footer of every page.

History Created October 28, 2009 · 129 revisions

January 13, 2016 Edited by Jessamyn West updates!
November 21, 2015 Edited by Jessamyn West resolutions!
November 21, 2015 Edited by Jessamyn West Edited without comment.
November 20, 2015 Edited by Jessamyn West waitlist
October 28, 2009 Created by George First version of help page