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IBM z/OS Internet Library Archive
This archive is made available as as a courtesy to z/OS customers. The listed releases are out of service and all content is offered "as-is."
Note: The IBM Publications Center Library Server is currently offline. Please use the other methods listed on this page to access archived content
Download individual PDFs or BookManager files
New! Adobe® Indexed PDF Collections
Adobe Indexed PDF collections contain all the content a particular release and are an excellent way to search for information offline. In addition to having all the PDFs, each collections has an html page that lists all of the PDFs by title. Each collection contains an Adobe Acrobat Catalog to provide a full text search for everything in the collection. Everything is packaged as a windows .zip file. To search the content, download the package, unzip the file, Then use Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file with a *.pdx file extension. Then start your search. Be sure to check our the advanced search options too. Note that other PDF readers might work but were not tested. The following kits are available for archived content:
- z/OS V1R13 Adobe Indexed PDF Collection (1.4 GB)
- z/OS V1R12 Adobe Indexed PDF Collection (.5 GB)
- More on the way
Obtaining Other Content
The product documentation for current product offerings can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.
Older documentation is typically found in the IBM Publications Center. Users can either use the IBM Publications Center directly, or they can use the IBM Softcopy Librarian for an easy way to download and maintain whole collections of documentation.
Reading and Searching Content
Once you have downloaded content in BookManager or PDF format, z/OS users can host the content locally using Library Server for z/OS, or they can use the IBM Softcopy Reader, Windows Reader and Acrobat Reader to read and search content on your laptop or workstation.
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