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What are the APIs in the Google Books API Family?

Google Books is our effort to make book content more discoverable on the Web. You can easily and reliably integrate with this repository from your site, in a number of ways:

Integrate search results and social features into your application

With our Google Books API, your application can perform full-text searches and retrieve book information, viewability and eBook availability. You can also manage your personal bookshelves.

Embed book previews on your site

The Embedded Viewer API lets you embed Google Books previews on your own website and programmatically control these previews using JavaScript.

Visit our Who's using it page to see how the Google Books APIs are being used by WorldCat, GoodReads, the University of California Libraries, and more.

How do I start?

  1. Read the Getting Started guide.
  2. Find out how to use the Google Books API.
  3. Review the Terms of Service.
  4. Questions? Visit the Google Books API Forum.