Well this is a new one for me. I was doing a google search and a link I have never noticed before showed up asking if I wanted to search Google Books. My curiousity led me to click it. I was directed to Google Book Seach(Beta). Looks like the’ve scanned in a bunch of books! I looked at some of the FAQ’s, and this service is not meant for you to sit there and read books online. It is to check them out and get a feel for the books. I got the impression that books that aren’t under copyright anymore may be available for online reading. This might be something worth looking into.