When an Elder Dies, A Library Burns
Introduction -- Aligning with your life's purpose -- Embracing yourself -- Awareness of the world around you -- Gifting yourself to others -- Your sense of passion -- A love of knowing
As our web archive grew, so did our commitment to providing digital versions of other published works. Today our archive contains:
- 588 billion web pages
- 28 million books and texts
- 14 million audio recordings (including 220,000 live concerts)
- 6 million videos (including 2 million Television News programs)
- 3.5 million images
- 580,000 software programs
Anyone with a free account can upload media to the Internet Archive. We work with thousands of partners globally to save copies of their work into special collections.
Because we are a library, we pay special attention to books. Not everyone has access to a public or academic library with a good collection, so to provide universal access we need to provide digital versions of books. We began a program to digitize books in 2005 and today we scan 3,500 books per day in 18 locations around the world. Books published prior to 1926 are available for download, and hundreds of thousands of modern books can be borrowed through our Open Library site. Some of our digitized books are only available to people with print disabilities.