Spain’s National Library will sign an accord with Google so that the virtual volumes in the Hispanic Digital Library, or BDH, can be looked up on Google Books, though only a part of each book will be available to be seen, library director Milagros del Corral said Tuesday.

“Whoever wants to see the rest can do so for free on the library Web site,” Del Corral told reporters after appearing before the Culture Committee of the lower house of Parliament.

The library director said that the institution aspires to the same degree of legal autonomy that the Prado Museum has, though it is not currently one of the goals included in the 2009-2011 Strategy Plan.

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