open library (dot) org

open library site


About Us

One web page for every book ever published. It’s a lofty but achievable goal.

To build Open Library, we need hundreds of millions of book records, a wiki interface, and lots of people who are willing to contribute their time and effort to building the site.

To date, we have gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions, with more on the way.

intro’d to open library via the internet’s own boy

Aaron Swartz  Former Project Leader
The Open Library wouldn’t exist without Aaron. He wrote the backbone of the system you see today. He has also worked on specs like RSS, startups like, and software projects like He worked from San Francisco to architect the site, put together the team, and attempt to keep things organized, and we couldn’t have come this far without his crucial expertise.


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