Library License

When print books stop selling, they become harder and harder to find. But in the digital age, books can have a new afterlife.

Once a book no longer has buyers, Library License aims to make one free online copy available to every library that wants one.

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Who Benefits?

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Authors’ books continue to bring value to readers even after commercial value has faded.

Readers with a library card can read books still in copyright.

Publishers get an archived, branded and findable copy of the book without giving up their right to sell it.

Libraries get more books!

How Does It Work?

Design a License

Negotiate with Publisher

Work enters LL Ecosystem

Readers Read