Exclude books from library scanning

For in-copyright books scanned through the Library Project, users can preview only bibliographic information and a few short sentences of text around a search term, similar to what might be shown in a book review. Google Books never shows full pages of these books.

To prevent your books and journals from being scanned at libraries, please provide us with bibliographic information and certify that you are the owner.

  • If you do not have a Google Books Partner Program account, please visit this page to submit the necessary information for the removal of your books.

  • If you're a member of the Google Books Partner Program, you can do this by signing in to your account and adding the books you wish to exclude to a separate template. (You don't need to submit any content files for these books.) Once this is done, contact us with the name of the template.

An alternative to opting your book out of the Library Project is to claim the book, which adds it to your partner account. This gives you greater control over how it appears on Google Books -- for example, you can edit its metadata, enable it for preview, or even make it fully viewable. Learn more about claiming books that were scanned for the Library Project.