The World Map
How Do You Use This Map?
If you have a registered Little Free Library and you don’t see it on this world map, click here to add your Library to the world map. Answers to common questions are listed below the map.
- Be sure that you are using an updated browser, such as Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox. Allow pop-ups for littlefreelibrary.org, too.
- If you see a pop-up about your location, click allow. Some of the search options, like Near Me, need your location to work properly.
- The Map does not automatically load any Libraries.
- Use the Search button above the map to find Libraries anywhere, based on zip code, city, state, or other options. Be sure to click the Search button to start the search.
- It may take several seconds for the map to refresh, so please be patient.
Little Free Library World Map FAQs
For a comprehensive list of FAQs, please visit the FAQs page. Click on the + symbol next to each question below to reveal the answer.
Why are some book exchanges in my area missing from this map?
Registered Little Free Library stewards must choose to share their locations on this map by filling out an Add your Library to the World Map form. Some stewards do not wish to share their locations on this map, and therefore are not listed.
A book exchange must also be registered with an official charter sign and number in order to be displayed on this map; if a book exchange is not registered, it is not eligible to be displayed on this map.
What is a charter sign and charter number?
A charter sign is a wooden or aluminum sign that is engraved with a unique charter number. You must know your charter number to add your Library to the world map and access other benefits of registration.
If you built your Library or purchased it from a builder or organization that is not the national Little Free Library organization, you will need to register and purchase a charter sign. Here are examples of charter signs.
How do I change information about my Library if it is already on the map?
It’s simple! Just fill out the Add/Update your Library on the World Map form again. Enter the most up-to-date information about your Library on the form.
For example, if you moved and the Library has a new address, then you will want to enter the new address on the form. If the Library has a new steward, then you should enter the new steward’s contact information on the form. If you have new photos, upload them to the form and submit it.
Why can I only see GPS coordinates for some Libraries?
Each steward chooses how much contact information they would like to share on the world map. If a steward does not want to share the street address of the Library on the world map, then only GPS coordinates will appear.
My Library was on the old map, so why isn't it on this one?
When we transitioned to the current world map, we were only able to pull over a small number of the locations from the old world map to the new one. We sent a message to our mailing list asking stewards to re-submit their information to the new world map, but we know that some stewards did not get the message.
If your Library should be on the world map, please fill out an Add your Library to the World Map form to add it back on. Mapping requests are approved on average in three business days.
Why can't I search by country using United States or USA?
We’ve recently reached a point where there are so many Libraries on the world map in the USA, and the map can’t load all of the data! We’re working to get this issue fixed.
Can I open the map in a larger window?
Yes, you can! There is a link directly below the map, or just click to open the Little Free Library world map in a larger window.