Around the time I made this change, I happened to see a tweet by Austin Kleon about Library Extension. It’s a tool that tells you if a book you’re looking at on Amazon or Goodreads (and other sites, I image) is available at your local library.
Library Extension is a Chrome plug-in that shows if a book on Amazon is available at your library https://t.co/FeE5xlbB4E pic.twitter.com/oG5v4fbTUo
— Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) January 12, 2017
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsI added the extension immediately, but was bummed to find that my local library wasn’t yet included, so I added the next closest library to me. I also put in a request with Library Extension to add my library. Andrew wrote me back the same day and said he updated the extension to include my library. How cool is that? I love this tool and thought you might, too.
Here’s a screenshot of how it looks on Goodreads:
The Library Extension box takes just a few seconds to load/populate the information. It even tells you what formats are/are not available.
You can install the extension from their website (https://www.libraryextension.com) or from the App Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/library-extension/chkgcmmjoejpekoegkedcpifgfhpjmec).
A Firefox version is in the works and you can sign-up to be notified when its available.
How interesting! I use the BookMyne app on my phone, but that just allows me to search the catalog easily on a mobile device. I usually use Firefox, too, but I use Chrome at work. We're not allowed to add extensions ourselves there, but I'll ask about it!