How can I link to a specific title on Google Books?

Sometimes linking to a search for an author or title on Google Books isn't enough — you want to link to a specific title or perhaps even a specific edition of a title. To help you with this, on preview pages we provide a Link feature which displays a URL you can share with others.

Google Books can also retrieve books based on International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs), Library of Congress Control Numbers (LCCNs), and Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) record numbers. Most books published today have ISBNs. To find a book's ISBN, search for it on Google Books and look on its About the Book page. For older books you may need to rely on LCCN or OCLC records.

For example, perhaps you want to link to Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbot. While the book was originally published in 1884, the edition you want to link to was printed in 1984 and has an ISBN of 0451522907. For a full list of options for linking to books, or specific portions of books, refer to the table below.

Destination URL Pattern/Example
Book http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN{ISBN Number}
Example: http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0451522907
Front cover http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN{ISBN Number}&printsec=frontcover
Example: http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0451522907&printsec=frontcover
Title page http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN{ISBN Number}&printsec=titlepage
Example: http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0451522907&printsec=titlepage
Copyright page http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN{ISBN Number}&printsec=copyright
Example: http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0451522907&printsec=copyright
Table of contents http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN{ISBN Number}&printsec=toc
Example: http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0451522907&printsec=toc
Index http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN{ISBN Number}&printsec=index
Example: http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0451522907&printsec=index
Back cover http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN{ISBN Number}&printsec=backcover
Example: http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0451522907&printsec=backcover