Open Library

online project for book data by the Internet Archive

Open Library is an online project to create "one web page for every book ever published". Created by Aaron Swartz, Brewster Kahle,[2] Alexis Rossi,[3] Anand Chitipothu,[3] and Rebecca Malamud,[3] This is a project of the Internet Archive.

Open Library
Open Library logo.svg
Open Library homepage in September 2011
Type of site
Digital library index
Available inEnglish
Launched2006; 17 years ago (2006)
Current statusActive
Content license
data: public domain[1]
source code: AGPLv3

Related pagesEdit


  1. Bookfinch; Chitipothu, Anand; Oates, George; West, Jessamyn (2013-10-10). "Using Open Library Data § Who owns the Open Library catalog?".
  2. "Aaron Swartz: howtoget". Archived from the original on 2015-05-23. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "The Open Library Team". Open Library. Archived from the original on 2018-07-17. Retrieved 2018-07-16.

Other websitesEdit

  • Official website
  •   The Open Library public domain audiobook at LibriVox (Text of the speech given by Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, at the launch of the Open Library in October 2005)