Explore the past through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a “free, national digital library that provides a single point of access to cultural heritage materials from more than 4,000 libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.” Explore more than 37 million images, texts, videos, and sounds!

Search the collection or browse by topic, visit online exhibitions (including “America During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic“), or read one of the more than 6,300 eBook titles available on DPLA’s Open Bookshelf (no library card required).

Working on genealogical research? Consult The Family Research Guide to DPLA to learn more about using DPLA for this purpose.

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