Google Book covers added to the library catalogue

We have started adding Google Book covers to the library catalogue.                             

Google Books cover in the catalogue

Google Books cover in the catalogue

This will allow you to see the book cover (where available), the contents and also find more information about the book.

In order to see this feature, you need to view the full bibliographic record in the library catalogue. When you find an item you are interested in, click on the title link to see the full description of the book. If a Google Books link is available, it will appear at the bottom of the record.

When you click on the “Preview at Google Books” link you will see an overview page with basic bibliographic data like title, author, publication date, length and subject. For some books you may also see additional information like key terms and phrases, references to the book from scholarly publications or other books, chapter titles and a list of related books. For every book, you’ll see links directing you to bookstores where you can buy the book and libraries where you can borrow it.

If a book is out of copyright or the publisher or rightsholder has given Google permission, you’ll be able to page through the entire book from start to finish.

If the publisher or author has provided the book through the Google Book Partner Program, you’ll be able to preview sample pages according to the publisher’s specifications — typically about 20% of the book.

Note: You can only see these images in the full bibliographic records of the library catalogue (i.e. by clicking on the title of a book in the catalogue).

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