May 17, 2022

LibriVox Audiobooks Now Discoverable via Summon


Serial Solutions has announced that they’ve reached an agreement with LibriVox, the volunteered-powered service that offers free access to the world’s largest collection of public-domain audiobooks (more than 5500 at last count) to index and make the content discoverable via the Summon discovery service.

The LibriVox collection consists entirely of volunteer-created, spoken-word versions of works that are in the public domain. Most titles are in English, but to date there are more than 800 non-English language titles. While Chinese, French and German are the most popular languages other than English, there are more than 30 languages represented in all.

Increased public exposure to LibriVox audiobook titles via Summon is exciting news for all involved. Plus, the added name recognition might also help bring new volunteer readers to the service.

A tip o’ the cap and congrats to Hugh McGuire and the entire LibriVox team.

Kudos to Summon for adding the content.

See Also: Audiobooks: Two Reasons to Congratulate Hugh McGuire and the LibriVox Team (April 2012)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.