August 24th, 2006 | Published in Google Books
The universe of books is much larger than most of us can imagine, but the book you need might be right in your local library. That's why we're excited to announce the launch of a new Google Book Search feature aimed at making it easier for readers everywhere to discover the hidden gems in libraries around the world: Library Catalog Search.
If it looks like we may not have the book that best matches your search query in our index, you'll now see library catalog results appear at the bottom of the search results page. These results come from a search of library catalog information from libraries around the globe (over 15 union catalogs representing holdings from over 30 countries). You can also choose to conduct searches across these library catalog holdings by selecting the Library Catalog radio button on the Advanced Search page.