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Google Summer of Code 2018

This is Internet Archive’s second year participating in Google Summer of Code, but for Open Library, it’s an exciting first. Open Library’s mission is to create, “a web page for every book” and this summer, we’re fortunate to team with Salman Shah to advance this mission. Salman’s Google Summer of Code roadmap aims to targets […]

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Search Full-Text within 4M+ Books

Open Library now lets you search inside the text contents of over 4M books! What’s Full-Text Search? Many book websites, like Amazon and Goodreads, give you the ability to search for books by title and author, but they don’t make it easy to find books based on their contents. This type of searching is called “Full-Text […]

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Star Ratings are Here!

Over the last six months, more than 145,000 of you have tracked which books you want-to-read. Now you can record how you feel about the books you’ve finished reading using star ratings! Next time you’re on a book page, you’ll see 5-stars beneath the book cover. By clicking one of the 5 stars, you can […]

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Turn Your Website into a Library

Openlibrary.org has over 3M books lining its digital shelves, but nothing quite beats being able to embed your favorite book directly on your personal site. Last week, with the help of volunteer Galen Mancino, we launched an embed tool which lets you add any Open Library book to your website or blog. Next time you write a […]

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Share what you’re reading

To bring in the new year, Open Library announced a new feature called the Reading Log which lets you keep track of the books you’re currently reading, have finished reading, or want to read. Over the last two months since we launched the feature, we’ve received promising feedback from our community. Our reading log stats page shows over […]

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