Calibre2opds can generate OPDS and HTML catalogs from the metadata of the Calibre e-book library manager. These catalogs can then be used both to browse your e-book library online and also to download books on demand.

Since Calibre includes its own Content Server you might want to look at our feature comparison to help you chose between them.

With the help of sharing services like Dropbox, the e-book files along with the OPDS and HTML catalogs can be automatically published to the web. The entire e-book collection managed by Calibre can be accessed from any computer running a web browser (we recommend Firefox with the excellent EPUBReader addon), or by an OPDS-compatible e-book reader like MegaReader/QuickreaderStanza (now deprecated due to its iOS 5 incompatibility) on iOS iPhone/iPod/iPad devices or Aldiko on Android devices. If you have a network enabled e-reader device such as a Kindle or Nook then you can have your entire library of books available at any time without having to first download the whole library to the reader.

There is a calibre2opds forum at GetSatisfaction where you can discuss calibre2opds; raise questions; suggest features that you would like to see included in future; or simply or simply tell us what you like or don’t like in the calibre2opds. If you find calibre2opds is not functioning as you expect then feel free to register at Launchpad to raise any bug reports (or feature requests). This MobileRead thread which preceded the GetSatisfaction forum also has a lot of discussion about calibre2opds.

If you need help, look in the Documentation or email us directly. Users are encouraged to enhance the documentation by adding comments which will be integrated. There is also a wonderful tutorial by Jane on Dear Author on using calibre2opds in conjunction with Dropbox…

We hope you’ll have as much fun using this tool as we had writing it !

The currently active members of the calibre2opds team :

  • Dave Walker (itimpi) – programmer; documentation & features manager and tester;
  • Alan Hudson – tester

Previous major contributors who are no longer active in further development:

  • David Pierron – lead programmer
  • Farid Soussi – html catalogs

We would welcome anyone who would like to get actively involved in helping with future development of Calibre2opds.

Special thanks to Jetbrains; they support open-source projects with free licenses for their amazing tools : IntelliJ Idea, WebStorm and YouTrack !


User support is via the Related Tools subForum on of the Calibre area on mobileread.com. The online documentation is also held there; and our tracker (for bugs and feature requests) uses the YouTrack_logo product and is kindly hosted by JetBrains.


The source code is now hosted at Google Code


Check the donations page if you’re feeling generous !

  1. 05/04/2015 at 17:53

    I am very interested in integrating my calibre library into my Plex as a Plex Channel, which presumably is but a way to query “channel” and return appropriate items that Plex then renders. This development project seems to be in the same ballpark, but I may be completely wrong on that, of course. Can anyone direct me to the proper developers/projects?

  2. Bernard SIMONAY
    01/08/2015 at 17:31

    Message de Bernard SIMONAY. Je vous interdis formellement de distribuer mes romans. Sous peine de poursuites.

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