“Library Extension” Helps You Find Books At Your Local Library While You Shop for Books Online

The con­cept beyond “Library Exten­sion” is sim­ple. As you browse books and e‑books web­sites like Ama­zon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads, the Library Exten­sion will check the online cat­a­log of your local library and see whether the book you’re inter­est­ed in hap­pens to be avail­able at your local library. The brows­er exten­sion cur­rent­ly works on Chrome. Fire­fox is com­ing soon. And the brows­er exten­sion cur­rent­ly has access to data from 4000 local libraries and library sys­tems.

Above you can watch a short video that shows the brows­er exten­sion in action. You can down­load it here. Below find a list of web­sites that Library Exten­sion inter­acts with:

* Ama­zon (amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.ca, amazon.de)
* AR Book­Find­er (arbookfind.com)
* Barnes and Noble (barnesandnoble.com)
* BookDe­pos­i­to­ry (bookdepository.com)
* Chapters/Indigo (chapters.indigo.ca)
* Good Reads (goodreads.com)
* Google Books (books.google.com, books.google.co.uk)
* Library­Thing (librarything.com)

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