Open Library: Lending Library

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 8th, 2012

Ohrstrom Library is a member of the Open Library: Lending Library program.

What is it?

  • A collection currently containing about 200,000 eBooks.
  • Collection contents:  A wide amalgamation of out-of-copyright, in-copyright, fiction, non-fiction and children’s stories.

Where is it?

Key Features:

  • Create an account (free) to download books.
  • 5 books may be downloaded per user, at any one time.
  • eBooks are viewable in-browser, as ePubs or as PDFs.
  • eBooks are borrowable for up to 2 weeks.
  • One book, one user.  So, if somebody in California has the book checked out, nobody else can.
  • A how-it-works from the In-Library Lending program.

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