DPLA is a free, national digital library that provides access to primary and secondary sources from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. It consists of a network of partner institutions that make their content available through a single website. Materials in the collection include photographs, books, maps, sound and video recordings, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, and government documents. These materials, like the cultural institutions sharing them, represent the richness and diversity of America itself, from small museums to the largest cultural institutions.
DPLA can be searched by time or place, browsed through a virtual bookshelf or by curated exhibits, and also is a platform to be built upon through apps and widgets.
The Digital Public Library of America is a free, online library that provides access to millions of books, photographs, maps and audiovisual materials and more from libraries, museums and archives across the United States. The video below offers a brief introduction.
A Commitment to our Mission.
A Commitment to Constructive Collaboration.
A Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice.
A Commitment to the Public and our Community.
A Commitment to Stewardship of Resources.
Thank you to Micah Vandegrift, Florida State University, for the use of some of the content of this LibGuide.