The Wikipedia Library
The Wikipedia Library is an open research hub, a place for active Wikipedia editors to gain access to the vital reliable sources that they need to do their work and to be supported in using those resources to improve the encyclopedia. We aim to make access and use of sources free, easy, collaborative and efficient.
The Wikimedia Foundation team responsible for running the library has formed partnerships with dozens of publishers of paywalled materials, and makes those resources accessible to Wikimedia contributors who meet the eligibility criteria.
What we do
Database access: Arrange donations of free access to paywalled resources which editors can sign up for.
Source sharing: Create resource sharing pages where editors can request a source from other editors.
How you can get involved
Translate: You can help editors who speak your language by translating the Library Card platform!
Become a coordinator: Help manage and improve the library.
Get your library involved: Explore our options for engaging as a library
Help us with tech projects: Help complete technical tools, tasks, and changes to improve research on Wikimedia projects.
Read the newsletter: Read about and stay up to date on our recent and ongoing activities.