Public bookcase

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This simple map shows public bookcases near you. The information is loaded from OpenStreetMap.

What are public bookcases?

A public or open bookcase is a cabinet, shelf or box used for the exchange and storage of books. The public bookcase is available to the general public. The exchange is free of charge, anonymous and without any formalities.

Why this map?

I have not found a map showing the open bookcases, street libraries, bookboxes, reading boxes, open bookshelves and reading banks from OSM. Because I find the public bookcases a good thing and want to support it, I have created this map.

View source code of this map on GitHub


Is this map also available as an app?

You can add this map to your homescreen from your smartphone. Use the “add to homescreen” function in your browser (iOS, Android, etc.)

How can I register a public bookcase?

Thank you very much for your commitment! OpenStreetMap is a project that anyone can participate in. Everything goes through the website, the tools are designed so simple that anyone can use them.

How to document a public bookcase is described on this wiki page.

Can I do this without registering?

Yes. Use the note button in the map corner.

Is there anything else to do?

Sure, helping hands are always welcome:

I have a website, can I use this map?

Yes. The app is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License v3.0. The code is free for use, copying and modification if you publish under the same license.

The code can be used as a basis for your own theme map.

I cannot program, how can I create my own theme map?

Try one of the following services:

Other maps based on OpenStreetMap


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