Calibre-Web is a web app providing a clean interface for browsing, reading and downloading eBooks using an existing Calibre database.

This software is a fork of library and licensed under the GPL v3 License.

Main screen


Quick start

  1. Install dependencies by running pip3 install --target vendor -r requirements.txt (python3.x) or pip install --target vendor -r requirements.txt (python2.7).
  2. Execute the command: python cps.py (or nohup python cps.py - recommended if you want to exit the terminal window)
  3. Point your browser to http://localhost:8083 or http://localhost:8083/opds for the OPDS catalog
  4. Set Location of Calibre database to the path of the folder where your Calibre library (metadata.db) lives, push "submit" button\ Optionally a Google Drive can be used to host the calibre library -> Using Google Drive integration
  5. Go to Login page

Default admin login:\ Username: admin\ Password: admin123

Issues with Ubuntu: Please note that running the above install command can fail on some versions of Ubuntu, saying "can't combine user with prefix". This is a known bug and can be remedied by using the command pip install --system --target vendor -r requirements.txt instead.


python 3.x+, (Python 2.7+)

Optionally, to enable on-the-fly conversion from one ebook format to another when using the send-to-kindle feature, or during editing of ebooks metadata:

Download and install the Calibre desktop program for your platform and enter the folder including program name (normally /opt/calibre/ebook-convert, or C:\Program Files\calibre\ebook-convert.exe) in the field "calibre's converter tool" on the setup page.

Download Kepubify tool for your platform and place the binary starting with kepubify in Linux: \opt\kepubify Windows: C:\Program Files\kepubify.

Docker Images

Pre-built Docker images are available in these Docker Hub repositories:

Technosoft2000 - x64

LinuxServer - x64, armhf, aarch64


For further information, How To's and FAQ please check the Wiki