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The GDL is a flagship activity of the Global Book Alliance, which is working to provide children everywhere with the books and learning materials they need to learn to read and read to learn.

The Global Digital Library (GDL) was launched in 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The GDL aims to promote early-grade literacy worldwide by making storybooks and other reading materials available in more than 100 languages. 

All GDL resources are free and available in digital and print-ready form. The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is leading the development of the GDL, with support from All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development partners (USAID, World Vision, and the Australian government).

Among the materials included on the website are texts from the Enabling Writers Workshop Program, which is funded by the ACR GCD partners, with technical support from Reading within Reach

The Network collects, develops, and disseminates evidence-based practices to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of primary grade reading programs

The Global Reading Network brings together donors, practitioners, government officials, national and international civil society organizations, and other stakeholders committed to improving reading outcomes for primary grade children around the world.  With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other key donor and development partners. 

The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures

The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world.

The principal objectives of the WDL are to:

Promote international and intercultural understanding;

Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet;

Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences;

Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks

Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. 

You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. 

Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

No fee or registration! Everything from Project Gutenberg is gratis, libre, and completely without cost to readers.

Thousands of Free Programming eBooks are hosted on GitHub


Free Programming Books is a collaboratively maintained list of courses, podcasts/screencasts and other free resources about programming and related topics

To date, over 1,000 different contributors have compiled over 3,000 links to free programming resources. 

It’s github repo has been “starred” more than any other project on Github except Twitter Bootstrap.

Z-Library (abbreviated as z-lib, formerly BookFinder) is a shadow library project for file-sharing access to scholarly journal articles, academic texts, and general-interest books (some of which are pirated). Individuals can also contribute to the website's repository to make literature accessible to as many people as possible. As of 22 October, 2021, Z-lib states that it possesses more than 8,930,000 books and 84,830,000 articles. According to the project's page for academic articles (at, it claims to be "the world's largest e-book library", as well as "the world's largest scientific articles store". Z-library also describes itself as a non-profit organization sustained by donations.
Koha SQL Report Queries - SQL statements have been written by Koha users world-wide. Keep in mind that not all reports have been tested and should be read thoroughly before applying them to your own system
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