Embedding content from sites like Google Maps, YouTube, and Slideshare is a popular way to give your readers direct access to recommended resources rather than just providing them with a link to follow. Now we can provide that kind of direct access to books from the Internet Archive, a site which has an amazing collection of public domain books on nearly any topic, scanned from participating library partners and other sources.
See the example below, the 1880 Visitors’ Guide to Salem. Readers can use the up and down arrows on the right to flip through the pages, click on the plus and minus signs to zoom in or out, click on the title to go to the book in the Internet Archive for more information and download options, or click on the Internet Archive logo to go to the main page of the Internet Archive site.
Embedding the book in your page is as easy as 1-2-3:
1. From the book’s page on the Internet Archive site, click on the link to Read Online.
2. Click on the Share icon on the top of the page. It looks like this: .
3. A box will pop-up with the code you need to copy and paste into your page.