The Anarchist Library On Torrent
November 2022 Torrent
The Anarchist Library Torrent Quarterly
Announcing The Anarchist Library on torrent for November 2022. The torrent is a 7.26 GB archive of all the formats from the English, Esperanto, Spanish, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Southeast Asian Anarchist libraries from November 8th, 2020.
You can find the torrent and magnet link below (open in your preferred torrent client). Please help to seed the torrent if you can:
Torrent link : https://theanarchistlibrary.org/torrent/tal.torrent
Magnet link (text): https://theanarchistlibrary.org/torrent/magnet.txt
A note about the languages : The choice of which languages to include was made because these are the languages that are hosted on the library server with help from our friends over at Anarchy Planet. There are other languages hosted outside of the project that are missing and perhaps in the future we will make an effort to include these. You can visit these projects in the languages drop down menu of the library website. This torrent is a works in progress and the current plan is to release a new one every three months and see how that goes.
Some other library updates : We always welcome new mirrors of the project if you are able to help with this. Over the years there have been many mirrors of the project that have come and gone, please contact us if you’d like to help and we will list the link on our website.
Mirrors : mirrors
Languages : In the language drop-down menu, there are currently over 21+ different language projects to visit and read. If you’re seriously interested in creating a project in another language, you can read more about that here:
The keen observer may have noticed that The Japanese Anarchist Library project has been added to the languages drop-down menu for some time now. This is the most recent language project to have started, although it hasn’t been formally announced yet.
IRC / webchat : The Anarchist Library has an IRC channel (along with the Matrix protocol bridge) that you can find more about here:
September 2021 Torrent
On September 2, 2021 a new torrent was released from the library that includes all the texts and formats as of the release date wrapped up into a 3.5gb file (English language project only). Download and seed the magnet link with your preferred Torrent client here:
The library also released a HTML offline version of everything via the ZIM file format with the snapshot taken on April 2, 2021. It’s a little outdated at this point, but idea of sharing easily accessible file of everything, seems pretty useful. Hope to update it in the future and have more frequent releases.
(without images) https://media.theanarchistlibrary.org/theanarchistlibrary_2021-04-02.zim 180MB (with images) https://media.theanarchistlibrary.org/theanarchistlibrary_2021-04-06.zim 450MB Instructions: Open ZIM file using software like: https://www.kiwix.org/en/ or read more about ZIM here: https://wiki.openzim.org/wiki/OpenZIM
The London Anarchist Bookfair 2020 on torrent
a curated torrent of over 80+ anarchist texts via The Anarchist Library
Torrent and magnet links here:
Welcome to the 2020 London Anarchist Bookfair on torrent created by The Anarchist Library project.
For the first time ever, the library has put together a curated torrent of over 80+ anarchist texts related to the London Anarchist bookfair event taking place October 17 & 18, 2020.
The torrent is a 79 MB 7zip compressed file that includes the PDF, A4 PDF, imposed letter / A4 PDF, EPUB, HTML, plain text, and LaTeX source files for all the texts included.
Included texts are from:
Do or Die!
Anarchist Federation UK
Anarchist Studies UK
Some London Foxes, and other Anonymous
Iain Mckay, anarcho
Monsieur y Frere Dupont
Desert + critiques / reviews / commentary
Lorraine and Fredy Perlman
You can visit the London Anarchist Bookfair here:
Of note, the library is also participating in a talk on:
Oct 18, Sunday 21:00 - 22:00 a talk with The Anarchist Library (a librarian and a reader)
The Anarchist Library on torrent as of February 17, 2020
Torrent & Magnet link:
Please seed if you can.
(older torrent announcements are posted below, information out-of-date)
January 20, 2019
New English language torrent up:
Magnet link here:
Help on ISOs
The .torrent of the library is released as an iso files. It's a convenient way to package the huge amount of files shared without making your client freeze or crash. They are so-called "images" of a file-system.
The ISO contains a full mirror of the library site.
If you don't know what to do with the ISO, this is the page for you.
On Windoze (a.k.a. Microsoft Windows)
With the ISO you can do basically 2 things: burn it on a physical CD or DVD (and then access the files inserting the CD-ROM into the tray), or unpack the iso on your disk storing them normally.
On your burning software, you have to use the option "Burn image".
Please note that Windoze doesn't come by default with a serious burning tool and burning the ISO without it is impossible. So, if you don't have specific burning software installed see below about extracting the archive.
Unpack and browse the files on your disk
Probably the best way to do this is to install 7-zip, a compression utility which is free software:
Once is installed, right click on the .iso file and "unpack" and wait.
Right click on the file -> 7-zip -> "Extract in ...": (ok, it's italian, but the highlighted menu says "7-zip -> Extract in cd-a4-2010-09-22"
And finally you have it. Open index.html to browse.
You can mount the iso for local browsing or burn it.
With K3B, Brasero, or similar software: find "Burn image" in the menu, select the file, and burn it. Or, at the command line should be enough
$ growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=file.iso
Where file.iso is the downloaded file.
Unpack on the disk
At the command line, as root, do:
# mkdir -p /mnt/iso # mount -o loop path/to/the/file.iso /mnt/iso
You'll find the files on /mnt/iso.
Opening titles.html in the root directory with a browser should be enough to give you full access to the texts.