Open Library

Open Library is an extensive catalog of published books. The goal of Open Library is to “list every book — whether in-print or out-of-print, available at a bookstore or a library, scanned or typed in as text.” The catalog contains over 20 million recorded books and the platform provides access to ~1.7 million scanned versions of books. If the book is not available, the Open Library entry is often linked to Worldcat or Amazon in order to access or purchase the book. It differs from Project Gutenberg in that, it is a catalog not necessarily an access platform.

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Infographic indicating that OER will be marked with a green "o," other openly licensed materials with a yellow "o," and zero cost materials with a yellow "z."The Open Library provides access to materials that range from OER, to openly licensed, to zero cost. Check individual items for guidance on usage.

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