Donate Books App for iOS and Android

This article will help users install and use the Internet Archive’s smart phone app for determining which books we want to add to our library.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store here, or from the Play Store here.

Installing the App

iOS

  1. Open the App Store on the device you would like to install the app on
  2. Search for “Donate Books”
  3. Select the Internet Archive “Donate Books” app
  4. Click install
  5. Open the app
  6. Grant camera permissions

Android

  1. Open the Play Store on the device you would like to install the app on
  2. Search for “Donate Books”
  3. Select the Internet Archive “Donate Books” app
  4. Click install
  5. Open the app
  6. Grant camera permissions

Using the App

Barcode scanning

  1. Select the barcode scanning mode from the bottom of the screen
  2. Aim your phone’s front camera at a book barcode
  3. Wait for a response to appear on the screen

If your barcode is not scanning properly, tap your phone screen to refocus your camera. Keep the book on a flat surface while scanning to reduce the need for refocus.

OCR-ing ISBNs

  1. Select the OCR mode from the bottom of the screen
  2. Aim your phone’s front camera at a printed ISBN
  3. Wait for a response to appear on the screen

If your ISBN is not scanning properly, tap your phone screen to refocus your camera. Keep the book on a flat surface while scanning to reduce the need for refocus.

Found a bug? Need help?

E-mail us at info@archive.org with the subject “Donate Books App”!

Reporting a bug? Please include what device you are using to access the app and operating system version in your message.

Ready to donate books?

If you will donate books we need for our library, then the Internet Archive might pay for shipping– please contact us.

Start here! https://help.archive.org/help/how-do-i-make-a-physical-donation-to-the-internet-archive/ 

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