The academic side of Google is here, retrieving articles, chapters, books, and reports from university presses and other scholarly publishers. Books out of copyright are here in full text. If the items is available full-text, a link to the PDF or html file will accompany the title of the item.
You may be able to link to the full-text from your public library. Click on Scholar Preferences to the right of the search box and search for your library by name.