Open Library

Open Library

Borrow up to 5 e-books for 2 weeks each from Open Library.  You can read them in your web browser or download in Adobe Digital Editions as a PDF or ePub.

Over 200,000 titles to choose from.

Borrowing FAQ

Download SimplyE to start reading great books from this collection and thousands more with Open Bookshelf. SimplyE and Open Bookshelf are freely available to anyone with an iOS or Android device.

  1. Download the SimplyE app to your iOS or Android device.

  2. Use the library selector icon in the upper left corner, select Manage Accounts, then Add Library, and select Digital Public Library of America.

  3. Find the Indie Author Summer Reading collection in the top row. (Available until Labor Day 2019)

To learn more about Open Bookshelf and other DPLA ebooks offerings, visit https://ebooks.dp.la. DPLA’s Ebook work is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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