Commons:WikiProject Books

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WikiProject Books.

WikiProject Books is a collaborative effort to help import and organise books on Wikimedia Commons and work with librarians and institutions outside of project to help preserve historical books and documents in the public domain.

New to Commons?[edit]

There are a number of excellent training materials to help you upload your files. Use the 'Upload file' button, just below the Wikimedia Commons icon. That will allow you to use the Upload Wizard. For further help on using this tool, see: Commons:Upload Wizard FAQ or take a look at a few videos here.

Online sources to import from[edit]

Below is a list of online resources where there are many files of books that are in the public domain which can be downloaded from,, Etc. These are generally in the public domain but their copyright status and educational value needs to be individually assessed prior to uploading them to Wikimedia Commons.


Specialised taskforces for members to focus on a certain aspect of WikiProject Books and concern themselves with that area. There are taskforces for categorisation, importing books, and contacting possible sources of public domain books for donation. Someone can join a taskforce without being a member of the larger WikiProject.



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This user is a member of WikiProject Books

This userbox could help raise awareness of the project, and members may add {{User WPBooks}} to their user page if they so wish. Adding this userbox will automatically add you to Category:WikiProject Books members.

Uploads to patrol[edit]