Google Books not just allows one to search the full text of all books that Google has digitized till now (numbering over 30 millions; and growing); it also makes it simple to search for and download thousands of copyright free books. Here is what you need to do, to download these books:

    Step 1: Go to Enter the book or author name that you would like to search for and hit the ‘Search Books’ button.

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    Step 2: You will likely see multiple books on the next page. There are four access levels of these books: Full View, Preview, Snippet View and No Preview. Only those books which are available for ‘Full View’ are in the public domain and can be downloaded for free. Books with any of the other three access levels are not available for full and free download. (Preview allows one to see some selected pages at a time. Snippet View allows users to see ‘snippets’ containing the text that they have searched for, from within the book.)

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    Books with are available for ‘Full View’ can be downloaded easily

    Step 3: If you are interested only in free ebooks: Click on ‘Search tools’ option in the top part of the page. Then click on ‘Any View’ and finally select ‘Full View’ from the drop-down menu.

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    Select ‘Fill View’ from Drop-down if you wish to search only for ebooks which can be downloaded for free

    Step 4: Scroll to the book of your choice and then click on ‘Full View’ hyperlink.

    Step 5: You could scroll through the entire book, on the next page. However, if you would like to download it for later reading, hover on the red tab ‘EBOOK-FREE’ on the left hand side. You will now see the option to download the book in various formats such as PDF and EPUB. Click on the format of your choice to download it to your device.


    Tip: In case you have searched using the authors name and find the book you are looking for – but that book has restricted access (Preview or Snippet View) or no access (No Preview); check if it shows the option/hyperlink of ‘More editions’. Clicking on this link may bring up a different edition of the same book which has Full View access and can thus be downloaded.

    Does this help you access/download the book that you have been searching for? Do you have other tips that can help others in searching and finding books on Google Books. Share your comments below!     

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