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Last edited by Drini
August 17, 2021 | History

Open Library Data Dumps

Open Library provides dumps of all its data, generated every month. All of the dumps are formatted as tab separated files with the following columns:

Dumps:

For past dumps, see: https://archive.org/details/ol_exports?sort=-publicdate

Using Open Library Data Dumps

Please see this great guide by contributor on the LibrariesHacked github about how to load Open Library's data dumps into postgres to make it more useful and queriable:
https://github.com/LibrariesHacked/openlibrary-search

Format of JSON records

A JSON schema for the various types is located at https://github.com/internetarchive/openlibrary-client/tree/master/olclient/schemata

OL Covers Dump

We do not yet have rolling monthly dumps of our book covers, despite a shared desire for its existence. Some historical cover dumps may be explored here:
https://archive.org/details/ol_data?query=identifier%3Acovers

History

August 17, 2021 Edited by Drini Add ratings/reading log dumps
June 22, 2021 Edited by Mek updating docs
April 15, 2021 Edited by Drini Update dump sizes
February 13, 2020 Edited by Drini wording
December 14, 2011 Created by Anand Chitipothu Documented Open Library Data Dumps