Google Books API Family

Libraries and Samples

Client libraries make it easy to use the Books API in your favorite language!

Books API client libraries

We have developed a client library written specifically for the Books API.

Language Google Books Client library name Public repository Required Dependencies
Java Google Books Client Library for Java Download Google APIs Client Library for Java

Google API client libraries

We also offer generic Google API client libraries that you can use with Books API.

The Google API client libraries, which are available in a number of popular programming languages, make it easy to use the Books API.

In the tables below, the first column shows each library's stage of development; note that some are still in early stages. The second column links to the main page for each library.

The set of mature libraries includes:

Client library Documentation All client library samples
Google APIs Client Library for .NET Google APIs Client Library for .NET .NET samples
Google APIs Client Library for Java (rc) google-api-java-client/ Java samples
Google APIs Client Library for JavaScript (beta) Google APIs Client Library for JavaScript JavaScript samples
Google APIs Client Library for Objective-C google-api-objectivec-client/ Objective-C samples
Google APIs Client Library for PHP (beta) google-api-php-client PHP samples
Google APIs Client Library for Python Google APIs Client Library for Python Python samples

These early-stage libraries are also available:

Client library Documentation All client library samples
Google APIs Client Library for Go (alpha) google-api-go-client/ Go samples
Google API Libraries for Google Web Toolkit (alpha) gwt-google-apis/ GWT samples
Google APIs Client Library for Node.js (alpha) google-api-nodejs-client/ Node.js samples
Google APIs Client Library for Ruby (alpha) Google APIs Client Library for Ruby Ruby samples

In addition to the Google-supported client libraries listed in the table above, a set of third-party Dart libraries (with samples) is available for the Dart language.

Featured samples

Often, the easiest way to learn how to use an API is to look at sample code. The tables above provide links to some basic samples for each of the languages shown. This section highlights some additional interesting samples for the Books API.

Language Featured samples API version
Java 1.0


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