“As one of the first national libraries worldwide, the Austrian National Library digitises and makes available online its complete holdings of historical books from the 16th to the second half of the 19th century – one of the five internationally most important historical book collections.
The project is carried out in a Public Private Partnership with Google. Some 600.000 volumes of public domain works are being made available successively, free of charge, for non-commercial purposes. The digitized items can be found via theDigital Library of the Austrian National Library and Google Books. Furthermore, it is planned to make the digital books available via Europeana, the European digital library.”