Status of Current Issues
Users are reporting that books they are on the waitlist for do not seem to be becoming available as they should. If this is happening to you please email us with the title of the book you are waiting for.
- Users have been reporting that search results are showing incorrect statuses for books. We are working to resolve this issue.
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.
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:
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.
There are a few different ways to keep in touch with us:
Read the Open Library Blog or follow us on Twitter
Join one of our mailing lists: General discussion (archives), Librarianship, Tech (archives)
- Contact us using the Contact Form or click the Problem flag which is in the footer of every page.
History Created October 28, 2009 ·
|February 3, 2015||Edited by Jessamyn West||search results.|
|February 3, 2015||Edited by Jessamyn West||waitlist.|
|January 28, 2015||Edited by Jessamyn West||added DAISY|
|January 18, 2015||Edited by Jessamyn West||slowdowns|
|October 28, 2009||Created by George||First version of help page|