Treasures from the APH Libraries
Over 1,300 in-copyright items from the APH Migel Collection are now available for digital check-out from Open Library. Formerly available only in Daisy format, these items can be borrowed digitally for two weeks with a free Open Library digital library card account. Books can be viewed in your browser or downloaded in PDF or ePub format with Adobe Digital Editions. Up to five books may be checked out at a time. Each loan will expire after two weeks and be removed from your device.
Open Library is a project by Internet Archive. Their goal is to provide a webpage for every published book that brings the user as close as possible to the actual document – be it a scanned version at Internet Archive, or a link to a bookseller where a copy can be purchased. The project began in November 2007 and has added catalog records from some of the biggest libraries in the world. Open Library has 20 million records, 1.7 million digitized books, and links to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon when available.
To create an Open Library digital library card account, click the “sign up” link at the top right corner of https://openlibrary.org. You will be prompted to enter your full name, user name, password, and email address. Click “sign up” when you are finished, and you will receive an email requesting verification of your account. Once registered, click the “log in” link at the top right corner of any page to enter your username and password. Click on the link to display a drop-down menu; here you can edit your Profile, manage your Loans, manage the Lists you create, edit your Settings, or log out.