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 table 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.
For libraries that have samples for the Books API, the third column in the table below links to them directly. If a library's samples page does not yet include a sample for this API, you can still use that library -- simply adapt one of the existing samples as needed.
|Client library||Documentation||All client library samples|
|Google APIs Client Library for .NET (beta)||google-api-dotnet-client/||.NET 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 Java (rc)||google-api-java-client/||Java samples|
|Google APIs Client Library for Node.js (alpha)||Google APIs Client Library for Node.js||Node.js samples td>|
|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|
|Google APIs Client Library for Ruby (alpha)||google-api-ruby-client/||Ruby 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|