Internet Archive’s Open Libraries project offers the prospect of making every library’s collection into a digital collection by allowing a library to lend a digital version of physical volumes they own. Our priority is to provide access to books that are not yet available in digital form.
Leveraging the Internet Archive’s controlled digital lending platform we aim to eventually offer access to four million books, through purchase or digitization, while honoring the rights of creators using digital rights management software.
The Library may set parameters as to which books may be lent digitally (“Books”), and adjust this from time to time. The Internet Archive will make appropriate adjustments to those offered for lending as time permits.
The Library may sign up for the Books for the Print Disabled program via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfClhUkTvF5z29hhxoi5UgaB1_50lr8F7HV5Cq0ABdztX9CkA/viewform and promote it to the appropriate communities they serve.
The Library will offer Internet Archive access to the books in its collection for digitization at an Internet Archive scanning center for a mutually agreed handling fee.
The Library may integrate links to the borrowable Books in their catalog and other services.
The Internet Archive will add Books to the collections offered on the Internet Archive’s sites. The Internet Archive has the option to exclude any Books for any reason.
The Internet Archive will offer online access to statistics as to how many Books were borrowed each month in their state or country.