Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA brings together books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials from contributing universities, public libraries, museums and other public-spirited organizations in the United States that have digitized materials, in a single platform and portal, with the aim of providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage. (Updated periodically, or as new partners or collections come on board)

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Ancient times to the present


Items are from U.S. institutions. Scope is entire world.

Resource Types

E-Books and E-Texts, Images and Sound

Online Availability

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