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Add, organize, or share books

You can collect books and magazines in a personal library on Google Books.

Add books to your library

  1. Go to Google Books.
  2. Click My library.
  3. Choose a category, like "Favorites" or "Reading now."
  4. Click Settings Settings and then Add by ISBN or ISSN.
  5. Enter the ISBNs or ISSNs of the books or magazines you want to add.
  6. Click Add books.

Add a book you're already looking at

  1. At the top of the screen, point at Add to my library.
  2. Click a category.

Remove books from your library

  1. Go to Google Books.
  2. Click My library.
  3. Choose the category where the book is.
  4. Under the book or magazine you want to remove, click Remove.
  5. Confirm your decision.

Organize your books in categories

You can have different categories in your library, called bookshelves. Some categories are already created, but you can add more.

Create a category
  1. Go to Google Books.
  2. In the top right, click Sign in.
  3. Click My library.
  4. On the left, click New shelf.
  5. Enter a name.
  6. Optional: If you don't want other people to see this category, select Make private.
  7. Click Create bookshelf.
Delete a category

You can delete categories that you created. When you delete a category, you delete any books, labels, and notes inside it.

  1. Go to Google Books.
  2. In the top right, click Sign in.
  3. Click My library.
  4. Choose a category you want to delete.
  5. Click Settings Settings and then Delete bookshelf.
  6. Confirm your decision.

Share books in your library

You can make categories in your library public so other people can see them.

  1. Go to Google Books.
  2. In the top right, click Sign in.
  3. Click My library.
  4. On the left, if you see "Your Google Profile is not linked to Books," click Show my Profile next to my public Books data.
  5. On the left, click a category.
  6. Click Settings Settings and then Edit properties.
  7. Next to "Visibility," click Make Public.
  8. Click Save.
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