Do you use Chrome or Firefox to browse the Internet for books on sites such as Amazon, Goodreads, or Audible? Have you ever wondered if the book you’re interested in is available at your local library? Then the browser extension, Library Extension, is for you! This week I discovered this handy dandy feature that will instantly check your library’s online catalog and display the availabilty of that item on the same page. Here is how it works (the below instructions are for Chrome but the process will be similar in Firefox):
First, you will visit https://www.libraryextension.com/ and then click one of these options:
On the next screen, click “Add to Chrome” and then “Add extension.” You will know that the Library Extension is active when you see the little book icon next to your browser address bar. You will now want to click on the book icon and connect with your local library.
To connect with us, click “Choose your state”, select “Wisconsin”, find “L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library” in the next drop-down menu, and then click “Add.”
If you would like to see results from our hoopla collection select the button “Click to Add hoopla Results to the Library Extension.” You can also choose exactly which sites the Library Extension will be active on by selecting “Sites” from the menu on the left of the options screen.
When browsing Amazon.com you will see the Library Extension on the right side of the screen.
If you are a Goodreads.com user, you will find Library Extension under the title summary.