OpenLibra aims to bring together the greatest number of free publications under one platform. This implies a number of risks in terms of content to be assumed and content we want to inform our users.
For those who want a quick overview about the content of this page, we can retain the following two sentences:
In OpenLibra, books are the sole responsibility of their authors. This means that OpenLibra cannot guarantee its contents validity.
Even though the vast majority of the books catalogue have been written by experts, professionals and teachers from various academic institutions, there are always publications that may contain discrepancies, errors or content of questionable veracity. This is specially noticeable in those scientific or technical matters where errors may occur or personal hypothesis could be formulated that may collide with another academic field or more traditional research field.
Is for this reason that OpenLibra, in any case, could be held legally responsible for the occurrence of inaccurate, misleading or defamatory information or by the use that can be done with the information contained in its books.
There is no formal revision of the books
OpenLibra does not have its own cabinet intended to validate or censor the content of each of its books. Neither this is the platform objective. Each author can express in their publications ideological or cultural lines that they consider convenient. OpenLibra can only use its users' opinions to warn future readers via visual notifications in case of any particularly controversial material. This alerts can refer to erroneous, offensive, obsolete or useless content. Is for that reason that there are available tools for readers who wish to report such incidents from the page of each book.
Like the contents, reflections and opinions that each author express in their work, they are their responsibility. Under no circumstances, the publication of a particular book implies that OpenLibra recommends or guarantees its content or position.
Language forms and usage
In the same way that we could not tolerate seeing our libraries full of volumes with spelling and/or grammatical mistakes, OpenLibra does not want that kind of material to be part of its catalogue. As lovers of the printed word, we pay special attention to the form and presentation of the texts and, in several occasions, once reviewed we have detected works that do not fulfil some minimum standards of quality that every written publication should have. This refers not directly to the quality or veracity of its content but the way of writing them: bad spelling, chaotic presentation or illegible writing may incur strong reasons for its removal from the catalogue. We encourage users that detect these form problems to inform OpenLibra about that material which on their judgement, they do not meet the minimum required regarding the use of the language.
By its general nature, OpenLibra could contain books that could be considered offensive, not suitable for minors or even illegal in your country. If access or possession of any of its books would mean you a legal or ideological problem, please refrain from its download. If you are a minor, ask your parents or guardians before you download a book from the platform.