Open Research Library

Your central hosting platform for Open Access Books

The Open Research Library (ORL) is planned to include all Open Access book content worldwide on one platform for user-friendly discovery, offering a seamless experience navigating more than 14,000 Open Access books. This vital infrastructure is slated to comprise the most comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed Open Access books accessible for everyone. Libraries investing in the Open Research Library contribute to the development of dedicated infrastructure for the global research community while participating libraries have the opportunity to benefit from a set of exclusive services.

The Open Research Library shall serve as a vital infrastructure for the needs of the scholarly community amongst others, promoting Open Access to scholarly works. With the support of libraries and research institutions worldwide, the Open Research Library will be able to develop its infrastructure benefitting everyone.

Combining all Open Access book content in one place, for easy discovery and user-friendly navigation as well as further dissemination into third-party systems.

Future development roadmap to be decided upon by a high-profile board of publishers and librarians.

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