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Last edited by Jessamyn West
April 8, 2015 | History


Status of Current Issues

  • Print disabled/DAISY downloads should now be working correctly, please let us know if this is not working for you.
  • We think we have fixed the long-standing waitlist bug, please email us with specifics if you are still encountering waitlist issues.
  • Users have been reporting that search results are showing incorrect statuses for books. We are working to resolve this issue.

FAQ Categories

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions. We've tried to make them comprehensive and they are updated pretty often. Here are direct links to the main FAQ categories.

Learn About Open Library

How to Read Books on Open Library

How to Borrow Books Through Open Library

How to Edit Open Library

Learn About DAISY/Print Disabled Books on Open Library

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

There are a few different ways to get help using Open Library, but really, the best way to get to know the place is to try searching for a book. 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. Read the Open Library Blog or follow us on Twitter
  2. Join one of our mailing lists: General discussion (archives), Librarianship, Tech (archives)
  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 · 113 revisions

April 8, 2015 Edited by Jessamyn West typo
April 8, 2015 Edited by Jessamyn West waitlist
April 8, 2015 Edited by Jessamyn West added DAISY
February 3, 2015 Edited by Jessamyn West search results.
October 28, 2009 Created by George First version of help page