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Last edited by Jessamyn West
October 2, 2015 | History


Status of Current Issues

  • Amazon has changed their Send to Kindle function so users will no longer be able to get Classic books on their Kindles. Contact us for workarounds.
  • We changed some of the waitlist functions a bit and some users are reporting not moving up on waitlists as they should. We are looking into this error and will update when we've sorted it.

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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.

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History Created October 28, 2009 · 122 revisions

October 2, 2015 Edited by Jessamyn West changed waitlist detail
September 29, 2015 Edited by Jessamyn West kindle update
August 30, 2015 Edited by Jessamyn West updated
August 14, 2015 Edited by Jessamyn West updates
October 28, 2009 Created by George First version of help page