World Public Library is a IRC 501(c)(4) Organizations, organized Not for profit, but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare. Our mission is to serve and aid the public, students, and educators, by providing the world's most complete collection of electronic books, documents, and articles online, as well as offer a variety of services and resources that support and strengthen the instructional programs of education, elementary through post-baccalaureate studies.
Access to the complete holdings of the World Public Library is open to the general public for personal use. Upon payment of an annual dues of 8.95 for membership, patrons will receive an eLibrary Card allowing them unlimited access to our complete holdings. There are no other cost or fees to individuals for unlimited access. The payment of a nominal dues are needed to defray operating expense, in strict compliance with US IRC Rev. Rule 67-109, 1967-1 C.B.136.
Conditions of Use and Limited Use
1. eBook Usage Terms and Conditions
Publicly-accessible eBooks, texts, and images
While many of these items are made publicly-accessible, they are not all public domain -- the vast majority of the images, and a number of the texts, including all of those from the World Public Library Membership Section, are copyrighted to the World Public Library Association, for example, and a number of other texts are still copyrighted to their original print publishers and made available here with permission. We have put thousands of hours of work -- and tens of thousands of dollars into the digital development of these intellectual properties, and we hope the results are useful to a broad audience.
In the Public Access Section the works in those collections are those of numerous consortia. Because of contractual obligations with the consortia members who supply the eBooks, texts, and images, access to their mirrored holdings is restricted to their Usage Terms and Conditions (often found in the header of the file). We do not own these collections -- we merely license their use for our World Public Library users.
By their use of these eBooks, texts and images, users agree to follow these Conditions of Use:
These eBooks, texts and images may not be used for any commercial purpose without permission from the World Public Library or the respective consortia provider member.
These eBooks, texts and images may not be re-published in print or electronic form without permission from the World Public Library. However, educators are welcome to print out items and hand them out to their students.
Users are not permitted to download our eBooks, texts, and images in order to mount them on their own servers for public use or for use by a set of subscribers. Individuals and institutions can, of course, make a hyperlink to the files at World Public Library.
It is not in our interest, or that of our users, to have uncontrolled subsets of our holdings available or stored elsewhere. We make corrections, add tags, add images, etc. on a continual basis, and we want the most current text to be the only one generally available to all users.
We thank the many projects and individuals who have contributed texts to these collections. Credits and specific Usage Terms and Conditions are provided at the head of each text.
These Terms and Conditions of Use, and any other policies and/or guidelines referred to herein, constitute the entire agreement between you and World Public Library regarding this website, and supersede all other prior or concurrent oral or written letters, agreements, or understandings related to this website.
If you have any questions or comments, we can be contacted by Email at , telephone at 808-292-2068, or U.S. Postal Service at P.O. Box 22687, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96823.
2. Website Usage Terms and Conditions
Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully before using this website. Your use of this website is expressly conditioned on your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions without any modifications. Your use of this website, WorldLibrary.net, Public-Library.net, eBookLibrary.org, SchoolLibrary.org, NetLibrary.net, HawaiiLibrary.com, Gutenberg.us, and any of our other URLs, constitutes your acceptance of all the Terms and Conditions set forth herein. If you do not agree with any part of the following Terms and Conditions, do not use this website.
Any use herein of the terms "World Public Library", "World Public Library Association", "WorldLibrary.net", or "website" refers to all publicly accessible webpages that are identified with, and under the control of, World Public Library Association.
Terms "World Public Library", "us", "our", "we", and any variation thereof, refers to the websites previously stated and may include independent contractors who operate portions of these websites on our behalf.
Unless otherwise noted, this website and all of the materials contained herein, including the HTML code, source code, and any other code used to generate any portion of this website, are the copyrighted property of World Public Library Association or authorized third parties. None of the content or data found on this website may be reproduced, distributed, sold, transferred, or modified without the express written permission of World Public Library Association. Files labelled free of charge may continue to be retransmitted free of charge as long as bibliographical credit and our URL is included. In addition, the trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on this website (collectively the "Trademarks") are registered and common law trademarks of World Public Library Association and/or third party service providers. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Trademarks without the written permission of World Public Library Association and/or the appropriate third party service providers.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of this website, you agree that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions of Use. Actions that you agree not to take include, but are not limited to: (1) taking or attempting to take any action that grants you access to the website to an extent greater than authorized by World Public Library; (2) taking or attempting to take any action that results in an unauthorized modification, addition, or deletion to the website; (3) taking or attempting to take any action that violates the security of the website; (4) taking or attempting to take any action that would impose an unreasonable or excessively large load on the website's infrastructure; and (5) knowingly providing false or misleading information to World Public Library.
Personal and Noncommercial Use Limitation
This website is strictly for your personal use. In the absence of World Public Library's express prior written consent, you may not modify, copy, transmit, distribute, display, publish, or reproduce this website, or any part thereof, for any purpose other than your own personal and noncommercial use.
World Public Library believes that it is extremely important to protect children's personal information. As a result, no one under the age of 16 is allowed to use any social network features of this website, which will result in displaying their personal information. By using any such social network features, you represent that you are age 16 or older or will not enter personal information.
Links to Third Party Websites
This website contains hypertext links to other websites that are maintained by and under the control of third parties (the "Linked Websites"). World Public Library is not responsible for, and makes no representation or warranty regarding, the content or accuracy of any of the Linked Websites. The inclusion of a link does not mean that World Public Library endorses, has reviewed, or approves of the Linked Website or the individuals and/or organizations responsible for the Linked Website. These hypertext links are provided as a convenience only, and World Public Library is not responsible for any content that can be accessed through a hypertext link. If you access a Linked Website, you do so at your own risk. Any questions that you have about one of the Linked Websites should be directed to the individuals and/or organizations responsible for that website.
The Internet is a distributed network of millions of computers. Although we attempt to verify all links on a regular basis, there is a possibility that the particular server that you are attempting to link to is not currently operational. Please Email the site editor to let us know about a broken hyperlink. ()
Bookmarking and Linking to Our Website
Individuals may, for personal, noncommercial use only, bookmark or point to any page within World Public Library's website.
Other users/websites MAY: (1) include a link to World Public Library's website by pointing to the website's home page at http://worldlibrary.net; and (2) link to World Public Library's major sub-category pages (e.g. eMusic, ePhotos, eBooks, etc.), provided that it is made clear that the information is being provided by World Public Library.
Other users/websites MAY NOT, without World Public Library's express written consent: (1) point or link from a website directly to content within World Public Library's website other than by pointing or linking to http://worldlibrary.net, or one of the major sub-category pages as provided above; or (2) copy, modify, or display World Public Library's name, logo, text, or graphic images in any way; or (3) redeliver any of the pages/text/images/content of World Public Library's website using "framing" technology.
Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability
World Public Library makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, lack of viruses or other harmful components, and accuracy of the information, products, services, related graphics, and all other content found on this website. All such information, products, services, related graphics, and all other content found on this website are provided "as is" without any kind of warranty. World Public Library hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to such information, products, services, related graphics, and all other content found on this website, including all implied warranties and conditions of use, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.
In no event shall World Public Library be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or any other type of damages arising out of, or in any way related to, the use or performance of World Public Library's website, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, products, services, related graphics, and other content obtained through World Public Library's website, or otherwise arising out of the use of World Public Library's website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, even if World Public Library has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Please note that because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of certain warranties and/or the exclusion or limitation of liability for certain types of damages, some of the preceding disclaimers, exclusions, and limitations may not apply to you. In such an event, please see the section below entitled "Restriction on Use Based on Location".
Amendments to These Terms and Conditions of Use
From time to time, it may be necessary for World Public Library to amend these Terms and Conditions of Use. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and Conditions of Use so that you will be aware of any changes. Please note that your continued use of this website means that you accept the Amendments to These Terms and Conditions of Use.
This agreement and its performance are governed by the laws of the State of Hawaii and the United States of America without regard to any conflicts of law provisions. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the City & County of Honolulu, State of Hawaii, United States of America, for all disputes and issues regarding your use of this website and your compliance with these Terms and Conditions of Use.
Restriction on Use Based on Location
Use of this website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
Accessing the Website in Countries Other Than the United States
World Public Library makes no claims regarding the legality of viewing or downloading the content of this website in any country other than the United States. Anyone who accesses this website in a country other than the United States does so at his or her own risk.
Violation of These Terms and Conditions of Use
If World Public Library determines that you have violated any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use, World Public Library has the right, in its sole discretion, to pursue any and all of its legal remedies.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless World Public Library, and its officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims arising from your use of the website.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use will remain unaffected.
The headings in these Terms and Conditions of Use are included solely for convenience and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms and Conditions of Use.
These Terms and Conditions of Use, and any other policies and/or guidelines referred to herein, constitute the Entire Agreement between you and World Public Library regarding this website, and supersede all other prior or concurrent oral or written letters, agreements, or understandings related to this website.
If you have any questions or comments, we can be contacted by Email at , telephone at 808-292-2068, or US Postal Service at PO Box 22687, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96823.