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Open Library API

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. To date, we have gathered about 30 million records (13.4 million are available through the site now), and more are on the way. A project of the Internet Archive.

Allows interaction with book records, cover images, subject listings, and more for Open Library, an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Methods allow retrieval of book records, cover images, subject headings, and user lists as well as search-inside and even reading online.

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Open Library: Highlights

Summary
Library data access
Category
Reference
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
JSON, JSONP, YAML, RDF/XML
API home
https://openlibrary.org/developers/api 

Open Library: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://www.openlibrary.org/api/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
None  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
No  
Provider
openlibrary.org  
Non-Commercial Lic.
Public  
Data Licensing
openlibrary.org/developers/licensing  
Usage Fees
None  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
www.archive.org/about/terms.php 

Security

Authentication Model
None 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
blog.openlibrary.org/ 
API Forum
mail.archive.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/ol-tech 
Developer Support
code.openlibrary.org/ 
Console URL
 

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