Introducing Open Library

Thursday 30 September 2021

Have you heard of Open Library? At Open Library you can read free library books online, keep track of your favourite books or try the virtual library explorer.

The ultimate goal of the Open Library is to make all the published works of humankind available to everyone in the world. 

How does borrowing a book work through Open Library?

The Internet Archive and participating libraries have selected digitized books from their collections and made them available to be borrowed by one patron at a time from anywhere in the world for free. These books are available in BookReader format and usually in PDF and ePub formats (you can choose which format you prefer).

BookReader editions may be read online immediately in your web browser, and no special software is required. Other Internet Archive loans are managed through Adobe Digital Editions and will require software installation on your device.

Any book that you can borrow from Open Library is also available in audio form. Just click the "listen" button next to the "borrow" button.

If you're interested in looking for new sources of reading materials, this option could be an interesting one to explore!

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