May 26, 2022

Full Text Books: The Internet Archive’s “Open Library” Announces New and Enhanced Features

In a blog post titled, “Celebrating 20 Years of the Internet Archive with an Open Library Feature Bonanza,” the Internet Archive’s Jessamyn West (yes, THE Jessamyn West), provides a look at several new and improved features now available from The Open Library.

2016-10-24_11-39-30West introduces:

  • The Return of Full Text Search (Faster than Ever)
  • A New Online Book Reader
  • A New Open Library Client, a Command Line Tool For Developers
  • New Features (Requested by Users) to Make Book Borrowing Easier, Faster

Read the Complete Blog Post For Details and Links

Kudos to all involved.

Happy 20th to the wonderful, important and ESSENTIAL Internet Archive.

Brewster and the Entire IA Team Rock!

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.