A new partnership between the Princeton University Library and Google soon will make approximately 1 million books in Princeton’s collection available online in a searchable format. The library will work with Google over the next six years to digitize books that are in the public domain and no longer under copyright. Digital copies of books from the Princeton collection will be fully searchable, allowing users to employ any key words they choose to search the indexes, tables of contents and full text of books. Because the books being digitized are in the public domain, users will be able to view the full text of the books and download them for leisure reading, research or printing for later reference.
Princeton is the 12th institution to join the Google Books Library Project. Books available in the Google Online Library include those from collections at Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, the University of California, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas-Austin, the University of Virginia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the New York Public Library, the University Complutense of Madrid and the National Library of Catalonia.