Cloud Spanner API Client Library for Java

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

Cloud Spanner API: Cloud Spanner is a managed, mission-critical, globally consistent and scalable relational database service.

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

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 Cloud Spanner API v1 Client Library for Java.

See the spanner/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.