For Librarians

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for open access books. DOAB provides a searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited collections published under an open access licence, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.

DOAB aims to provide a reliable source for open access books metadata, open access book publishers and aims to enhance discoverability and maximise dissemination and visibility. Its services include the collection and provision of information on publishers’ peer review practices, encouraging best practice for open access book publishers and offering certification services.

Librarians can integrate DOAB into the library catalog directly using its freely available metadata feeds or via their preferred library system. DOAB works with the main library suppliers, such as ExLibris (Primo Central, ALMA) and EBSCO Discovery Service. The publications are integrated in WorldCat (OCLC) and BASE.

All DOAB metadata is freely available under a CC0 1.0.