The Lending Library is a circulating library that operates via US Mail. The collection consists primarily of out-of-print and hard-to-find books including a complete run of the Friends of the Origami Center of America and OrigamiUSA Newsletters, The Paper, and Convention Programs/Annual Collections. Here's your chance to find instructions for that rare, out-of-print model you found in the Origami Database!

Most of the books are in English. A few are in other languages, including Japanese, Spanish, and Italian. The Lending Library runs on a cost-recovery basis. Borrowing charges cover postage, packing materials, return postage, and delivery tracking and confirmation.

To borrow from the collection you must be a current member of OrigamiUSA, your membership must be current for the next 90 days, and you must reside in the United States (for shipping purposes).

Borrowing fees are:

  • 1 item: $10.00
  • 2 items: $15.00
  • 3 items: $20.00

There is a maximum of 3 items per request. All items are sent via USPS Media Mail. The length of time for borrowing is 4 weeks. There are no renewals.

Available books are here:

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before you make a borrowing request.

Submitting a Request

Complete the form below to request a book.

OrigamiUSA also maintains a Research Library.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? Check out our list of frequently asked questions. Further questions, comments, or suggestions? Please email the OrigamiUSA Lending Library at lending-library [at]