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The main reading room of The New York Public Library is pictured December 14, 2004. The New York Public Library is among the libraries that announced on December 13, 2004 that they are partnering with Internet search engine Google Inc, to offer a collection of its public domain books, which will be scanned in their entirety and made available for free to the public online. Users will be able to search and browse the full text of these works. Google will begin scanning millions of books from Oxford University, Harvard University, Stanford University, The University of Michigan and the New York Public Library beginning in 2005. Mike Segar/Reuters