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DPLA and Wikimedia: The Project in Brief

Are you curious about DPLA’s work to increase the discovery and use of collections by connecting our partner institutions to Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia? Find out more and contact us to get involved.

December 12, 2023

5 Things You Might Not Know About Palace Bookshelf

Palace Bookshelf provides free access to more than 19,000 ebooks. To access Palace Bookshelf, just download the free Palace e-reader app for iOS or Android and choose Palace Bookshelf as your library. You can also browse Palace Bookshelf here. All Palace Bookshelf e-books are free to download and yours to keep.

December 4, 2023

DPLA releases The Covid Archive as free ebook

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the publication of a free ebook, The Covid Archive: A finding aid to government documents related to the Covid19 Pandemic. The Covid Archive is a digital finding aid for the digital archive of government documents related to the response of U.S. federal and state governments […]

May 16, 2022

Join us for January events!

We invite you to attend our first Open Board + Community meeting of 2022 this coming Monday, January 10, at 2 pm ET. In addition to an update from DPLA, the meeting will feature a conversation with library and education leaders about the future of digital access.

January 5, 2022

Join Us: DPLA December Events

We’re closing out 2021 with two December events, a book talk with writer and researcher Tim Hwang about his work, Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the Internet, and the second annual virtual DPLA Holiday Open House. We hope you’ll join us for one (or both!); you can find out more information or sign up below.

December 1, 2021

Free Halloween Ebooks from DPLA

The DPLA Curation Corps invites you to get into the Halloween spirit with haunting reads from our collection of more than 10,000 free ebooks. All are available for instant download, no registration, password, or trick-or-treating required.

October 8, 2021

Upcoming Network Brown Bag lunch series events for members of DPLA Hubs Network

DPLA is pleased to invite members of our Hub Network to these upcoming “Brown Bag” lunch events. These 45-minute virtual get-togethers are organized around topics of interest or importance to our network and meat to be a chance to reconnect with colleagues and share information in a friendly, casual setting.

February 10, 2021

Free holiday reading picks from the DPLA Open Bookshelf

DPLA’s Open Bookshelf is a collection of more than 8,000 free ebooks that includes a wide range of titles from classics to children’s books to textbooks, and everything in between. Anyone can get instant access—no registration required— at or by using the free SimplyE app and choosing “Digital Public Library of America” as your […]

December 18, 2020

How people used DPLA resources in 2020

As we look back on the ups and downs of our own year at DPLA, we wanted to share with you some information about how the 1.5 million people who visited this year used our resources:

December 16, 2020

Seven things we’ve learned during 10 weeks at home

It’s hard to believe it’s been more than two months since much of the country moved to remote work, and we first shared some tips that have helped make our team successful while being spread out across the country.

May 21, 2020

DPLA resources for teachers, students and genealogists

Like you, we are practicing social distancing and doing our best to flatten the curve, while also juggling all sorts of new challenges that have come along with the spread of COVID-19. We have been amazed and humbled to see how our community has come together, and we send our best wishes to everyone who has been affected in various ways by this crisis.

March 19, 2020