Internet Archive adds its three millionth scanned book


    The Internet Archive’s Book Scanning project just added its three millionth text. Unlike Google Book Search, the Archive only scans public domain works, and, more significantly, places no restrictions on the scans’ usage. Another significant difference is the Archive’s privacy policy, which, unlike Google, promises not to release your personal information without a court order.

    More than 100 people digitize books in Internet Archive scanning centers in 27 libraries in 6 countries. At 10 cents a page, we are bringing over 1,000 new books online every day. is visited by more than 1 million different users every day. Books are downloaded or read on about 10 million times each month, and approximately 2,000 books for the blind and dyslexic (print disabled) are downloaded every day.

    Other projects use the texts archive in bulk. Researches at the University of Massachusetts have used millions of books to do digital scholarship. integrates these books with many thousands of recent books for the print disabled and library borrowers. All of the public domain books are full text searchable, indexed by multuiple search engines, and downloadable individually or in bulk.

    Please help us build the library of free books by scanning and uploading, by donating physical books to the Internet Archive, or by sponsoring the digitization of great collections!

    3 million texts for free

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