Milton Public Library Partners with Internet Archive

Internet Archive’s Open Library brings more than 900,000 digitized texts to readers and researchers worldwide. The Milton Public Library has partnered with Internet Archive to provide MPL’s 30,000+ title physical collection. The collection is available using one copy, one user model.

How to Use Open Library

Create an Account

  1. Navigate to the Open Library home page.
  2. Select “Sign Up” in the upper right corner.
  3. Enter the required information on the sign-up page and complete the CAPTCHA.
  4. Open Library requires that you agree to their terms and
    conditions before signing up for an account.
  5. Once you have clicked “Sign Up”. You will be redirected to the success page.
  6. The next step is to check the email inbox that you provided on the previous screen for further instructions.

Note: Once the link has been clicked, it can no longer be used, and your account will be active and ready to use.

Borrow items from Open Library

  1. Log on to Open Library using the login page.
  2. Search for a book or select one from the home page.
  3. Once you’ve found a book you want to read, click “Borrow” and the book will automatically be checked out to your account. Borrowing rules change per book and publication, some may have more extended loan periods, and some may have a waitlist.
  4. Once you have borrowed a book, the “Borrow” button will now display “Read.” Click to start reading the book.
  5. Use the interactive reader buttons to navigate, download, share, search, etc.
  6. If you select the “Read Online” option, the online reader will be displayed.

Note: For more information on reading books through Open Library, see this page: