Britain Google Library

June 20, 2011 - 5:30 PM
People work on laptops in a reading room at the British Library in London, Monday, June 20, 2011. A treatise on a stuffed hippopotamus, an 18th-century English primer for Danish sailors and a description of the first engine-driven submarine are among 250,000 books to be made available online in a deal between Google and the British Library. The agreement, announced Monday, will let Internet users read, search, download and copy thousands of texts published between 1700 and 1870. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)