Google Book Search does not, however, allow users to download any books under copyright. However, if the publisher or author has given Google Book Search permission through its Partner Program, it is possible to view a preview containing a subset of the full content. Basic bibliographic information is available for many titles that are not yet a part of the Program.
"Since people can search the full text of these books, they can find previously buried information about historical events or people, places of interest and matters cultural or scientific.
"What has been tucked away in large research library collections and available only to a few, can now be discovered and read by people everywhere," said Sid Verba, Director of the Harvard University Library which is a partner in the Google Books Library Project.