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Using content from the Internet Archive

Internet Archive has many titles available as ebooks

Loan duration

You have a choice in selecting the loan period when they borrow a book.  Patrons can choose a short-term access for 1 hour, or a longer 14-day loan.

  • If the Archive only has 1 copy of a book, it is only available for 1 hour loan (renewable).
  • If they have more than one copy of a book, it can be checked out for either 1 hour or 14 days, depending on availability.  
  • If there are no copies available for 14-day loans, users can join a waitlist.
  • There is no waitlist available for books that only offer 1-hour loans.


If there are available copies, patrons can check the book out again. Also, if a patron continues reading the book, turning pages, after the 1 hour duration has passed and there is still a copy available, the book will be auto-renewed for another hour.