18 September 2007

LibraryLookup makes searching your local library easier than ever

My bookshelves and wallet have begun to groan under the weight of our book buying habit, so I'm making a point of using the library. I'm fortunate that my county's library has a wonderful online lookup system, but my smart hub Rael just pointed out a bit of code that makes it even easier to use: LibraryLookup. The creation of pal Jon Udell, this little bookmarklet lets you search your local library straight from any online bookstore (Amazon, etc.). Borrow or buy...your choice.


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I love Library Lookup - it's so handy! And if it's a book you want to buy, you can easily find the best price online by using the Book Burro extension in Firefox or Flock.

Links don't like me today, here's the url: http://bookburro.org/about.html

I'm also loving Library Elf these days -- they send you email the day before your books are due!


I also love LibraryThing which is a way to catalog your books online. You can tag books with anything you like and see how others have tagged the same books. It has a book swap feature too. I use a tag of ToRead to keep a running list of books that I want to read. It doesn't link up to too many library catalogs YET but watch, it will soon. Oh, and the link is: http://www.librarything.com

LibraryElf.com is the greatest thing ever! I tracks all your cards and warns you when they are due. Not only that, but holds as well.

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