Welcome to importlib_resources documentation!¶
importlib_resources is a library which provides for access to resources
in Python packages. It provides functionality similar to
Basic Resource Access API, but without all of the overhead and performance
In our terminology, a resource is a file tree that is located within an importable Python package. Resources can live on the file system or in a zip file, with support for other loader classes that implement the appropriate API for reading resources.
importlib_resources is a backport of Python 3.9’s standard library
importlib.resources module for Python 2.7, and 3.5 through 3.8. Users of
Python 3.9 and beyond are encouraged to use the standard library module.
Developers looking for detailed API descriptions should refer to the Python
3.9 standard library documentation.
- Using importlib_resources
- Migration guide