What is the DPLA?

What is the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)?

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together (aggregates) descriptive information about collection material from libraries, archives, and museums, and makes it freely available to the world. Currently this national online portal has:

  • 44 million + collections resources from libraries, archives and museums
  • 49 hubs (and growing) that include more than 3,000 institutional partners from across the United States

DPLA Service Hubs are state, regional, or other collaborations that host and/or bring together digital objects from institutions within their respective communities. Single institutions with substantial individual collections are also included in the Hubs Network.