Announcing The National
The Internet Archive has temporarily suspended all waitlists, allowing you to immediately check out any of the 1.4 million books currently in our lending library. Until June 30th or the end of the US national emergency (whichever comes later), every borrowable book will be immediately accessible by anyone—creating, in effect, a National Emergency Library.
@tomasino I don't get it. What was the original reason behind actually having waitlists in the first place? I mean, these are not physical books, right?..
@rysiek probaby a bullshit hoop they had to go through to qualify as a "library" to american government
@tomasino Hell Yeah
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