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Your library, Amazon and Goodreads! What?

Post Date:01/19/2017 3:58 PM

Now that you have to pay sales tax for purchases in Amazon, why not get your book or eBook purchases for FREE. What? YEAH! But don't worry about searching Amazon first, then accessing your local library's website, finding the link to the catalog, searching in that catalog to repeat that same search. 

Same can be said for all users of Goodreads. Keep reading to find out how this works.

Here's how it works.

Library Extension plugin for Chrome

  • Once installed, click on the icon that resembles a stack of books. It'll be located on the top right hand corner of your screen on the address bar.

How to setup the extension in Chrome

  • Choose your state, then click on the long, white text field to the left of the green plus sign to choose a library location. Ex: Calcasieu Parish Library.
  • Click/tap on the green plus sign.
  • You may then keep Books and eBooks checked, or make edits accordingly.

Choose your library

  • Access the Amazon.com website to perform a search. Ex: War Hawk by James Rollins.
  • Notice on the far right of the information about the book, you'll see your library's collection.
  • Click on the Borrow button.

 Library info and extension

  • You've been automatically directed into the library's online catalog.
  • You have the option to Place a hold on the item so that we can contact you when it arrives at the pickup library location of your choice.

Library catalog and extension

Oh wait. I can't forget about the Goodreads' users. It works with Goodreads too, and you don't have to install a different extension. The same one works for both. 

Goodreads and Library Extension

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