How Google Books data works

To help you find books, Google Books uses data from third-party providers who collect info about what’s available. Sometimes books aren’t available to read or purchase directly from a search result so we show you info about books you can find somewhere else.

Book data sources

To let you discover and locate as many books as possible, Google Books uses 3rd party data and other publicly available information from:

Info about how to borrow books

When you search for a book in Google Books, you can find options for places near you to borrow the book. The info in the "Borrow" section comes from partnerships with third-party providers. 

We always want to expand our coverage of library data. If you work for a library or organization, you can submit your information with the form in our Developer guidelines.
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