OAPEN’s books are searchable on their website at https://oapen.org.
When will we have access to the OAPEN ebooks?
Technically everyone has access to the ebooks now if they go to https://oapen.org. This project is about improving discoverability through MARC/KBART records in OPACs, gaining access to user metrics, and customized subject feeds, but the materials are there and available for anyone to use already. Please see the Timeline page of this guide for more information on the timeline of this project.
What is the lending policy for OAPEN ebooks?
Since the books are all open access and most have Creative Commons licenses, lending isn’t a concern – you can just point any user who wants a book to the URL and they’d be able to get it. Thus there is no need for a separate policy.