Ebooks

As part of its core mission of maximizing access to our shared culture, DPLA is pursuing multiple projects aimed at expanding ebook availability for library patrons. To follow the progress of the DPLA Exchange and related ebook projects, sign up for ebook announcements on our DPLA Ebooks news list or email us at ebooks@dp.la. For more on the grants funding our ebook initiatives, visit Advancing Ebooks.

DPLA Exchange

DPLA is currently piloting the DPLA Exchange, an e-content marketplace built by libraries, for libraries. Member libraries can acquire open and licensed ebooks to serve their patrons. To preview the DPLA Exchange, visit exchange.dp.la. Read more…

Open Bookshelf

Open Bookshelf is a digital library collection of popular books free to download and handpicked by librarians across the US. The books are available to libraries through the DPLA Exchange, and to readers through multiple platforms. Read more…

Open eBooks

DPLA is a proud partner of Open eBooks, an initiative connecting low-income K-12 readers with thousands of popular and award-winning titles for free, with no holds or late fees. To learn more and get started, visit openebooks.net. Read more…

Curation Corps

The DPLA Curation Corps is a group of librarians and information professionals who coordinate books for inclusion in DPLA’s ebook projects. DPLA relies on the expertise of the library community to create collections patrons will love. Read more…

Ebook Community

Building on our experience coordinating digital cultural heritage projects, DPLA is excited to facilitate ongoing and in-depth discussions about ebooks and their future with the larger ebook community. Read more…

DPLA Content and Service Hubs

DPLA provides more than 3 million digitized texts through our platform. Users can search collections from digital libraries including HathiTrust, Internet Archive, and our many other content and service hubs. As part of our ongoing collaboration to host and make digitized books widely available, we are working with our members to find new ways to make their unique content more discoverable.