BigQuery API Client Library for Java

While this library is still supported, we suggest trying the newer Cloud Client Library for BigQuery, especially for new projects. See BigQuery Libraries for installation and usage details.

BigQuery API: A data platform for customers to create, manage, share and query data.

This page contains information about getting started with the BigQuery API using the Google API Client Library for Java. In addition, you may be interested in the following documentation:


The bigquery-appengine-sample may help you get started using the client library.

Add Library to Your Project

Select your build environment (Maven or Gradle) from the following tabs, or download a zip file containing all of the jars you need:


Download the BigQuery API v2 Client Library for Java.

See the bigquery/readme.html file for details on:

  • What the zip file contains.
  • Which dependent jars are needed for each application type (web, installed, or Android application).

The libs folder contains all the of the globally applicable dependencies you might need across all application types.