Join DPLA Exchange

There are two components to purchasing from the DPLA Exchange content marketplace:

  1. Become a member library – In order to purchase content from the DPLA Exchange, a library must become a DPLA Cultural Services member. There are no membership fees required. Once set up, the library can shop and buy e-content, which will be delivered through an Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) feed. View the Cultural Services Membership agreement.
  2. Implement Library Simplified software – DPLA Exchange is one of three parts of a national digital platform, along with the Library Simplified circulation manager and SimplyE iOS and Android apps. In order to serve content purchased in the DPLA Exchange, a library will also need to implement Library Simplified/SimplyE. Our partner LYRASIS offers a fully hosted deployment of the Library Simplified software.

To get started, contact the DPLA Ebooks team at