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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 (and your membership must be current for the next 60 days)
  • Reside in the United States

The service uses PayPal for online payment of the borrowing charges. If you cannot or do not want to use PayPal, please see this FAQ.

OrigamiUSA also maintains a Reference Library. For additional information see here.

Questions, comments, or suggestions? Please email the OUSA Lending Library at lending-library [at] origamiusa [dot] org.