Library Genesis

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Library Genesis
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URL http://libgen.io
Project status Online!
Archiving status Partially saved, see below
Project source Unknown
Project tracker Unknown
IRC channel #archiveteam
Project lead Unknown

Library Genesis is a Russian project to create a free online library of ebooks. They currently have about 4 million of them. The project is in blatant violation of copyright, and their domain name is blocked in some countries.

Collections

Libgen consists of 3 collections:

  • Libgen (sci-tech)
    • academic monographs, reference books, encyclopedias, conference proceedings, collected works, textbooks, or popular-level expositions on mathematics, science, engineering, medicine, linguistics, economics, history, philosophy, social sciences, and other academic disciplines
    • books on contemporary topics that discuss controversial issues of contemporary society, politics, economics, history, etc.
    • "Teach yourself woodworking" and other self-teaching books
    • books about art or music, history or analysis of art [1]
    • Size: around 22TB
    • Count: 2123003 [2]
    • Last torrent: r_2105000.torrent (up to 2105999) [3]
  • Foreign fiction
    • Non-Russian fiction.
    • Size: around 2TB
    • Count: 1892821 [4]
    • Last torrent: f_1890000.torrent (up to 1890999) [5]
  • Scimag
    • Scientific papers.
    • Size: around 53TB [6]
    • Count: 66673389 [7]
    • Last torrent: sm_65900000-65999999.torrent [8]

Database dumps

Database dumps can be downloaded from:

The repository (the actual .pdf/.epub/.djvu files) can be downloaded from:

Sci-Hub

Sci-Hub stores papers in Library Genesis as secondary repository. The repository torrents can be downloaded from:
http://libgen.io/scimag/repository_torrent/
The database is available together with the others under /dbdumps/.

Torrent structure

Scimag torrents

Each torrent contains 100 ZIP files, each with 1000 PDFs distributed in directories by their DOI prefix, like:

Archive:  66400000/libgen.scimag66499000-66499999.zip
  Length      Date    Time    Name
---------  ---------- -----   ----
  6459290  09-18-2017 07:35   10.1109/cybconf.2017.7985822.pdf
   631217  09-17-2017 12:01   10.1109/dt.2017.8024325.pdf
...
  1047522  09-17-2017 12:02   10.1111/1365-2435.12984.pdf
   313688  09-18-2017 07:36   10.1111/1365-2478.12569.pdf
  4475172  09-17-2017 08:57   10.1111/1365-2656.12756.pdf
   630038  09-16-2017 12:00   10.11120/ened.2013.00008.pdf
...
   362678  09-17-2017 12:01   10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-2538.pdf
   286640  09-18-2017 07:32   10.1112/jlms%2Fjdw055.pdf
   613931  09-16-2017 11:59   10.1112/topo.12000.pdf
   176652  09-17-2017 08:58   10.1113/EP086344.pdf
  1624320  09-18-2017 07:31   10.1113/JP274736.pdf
  1325647  09-18-2017 07:32   10.1113/JP274837.pdf
   101628  09-16-2017 12:16   10.1113/JP275085.pdf
   472949  09-18-2017 07:35   10.1113/JP275114.pdf
   475696  09-16-2017 12:03   10.1113/JP275171.pdf
    36566  09-16-2017 12:14   10.1115/1.1410937.pdf
...
---------                     -------
972242341                     1000 files

Mirrors

There are various inofficial mirrors of libgen, such as libgen.pw [9], BookFI [10], and B-OK [11].

Archival Status

Internet Archive has darked (hidden/unindexed) collections.

  • scimag: up to 64000000-64099999
  • foreignfiction: up to 1600000
  • libgen: up to 2092000