The Digital Public Library of America <> (DPLA) is a recently launched national digital library project that brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. To date, its open website portal includes access to more than 5.5 million text, image, sound, and moving image items from U.S. collections and one of AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning <> (2013).

DPLA want to make this rich variety of open educational materials as available as possible for use in student research and classroom activities. To facilitate this use, DPLA staff and volunteers have designed an easy-to-install search widget that would allow access to our collections from a school library or other curricular webpage. This “widget” is a small search box for the DPLA which can be added to any website. DPLA encourages its free and open use and distribution! For more information and detailed instructions about how to implement the widget, please visit: