If your ever growing collection of books is getting too big, next time you pop on to Amazon to buy a new book, why not check if it’s available at your local library . The Chrome extension Library Extension will remind you to do just that.
After you install the Chrome extension, click the button and choose Options. You will need to add your local library for the extension to work. Once you’ve found your library, just click the green plus button.
When you start browsing Amazon for books, you will see on the right if the book is available at your library, what format it’s available in, how many copies are available, and if it’s been checked out. You can also easily place a hold on either the physical copy or the ebook.
Library Extension is available only for Chrome users at the moment, but a Firefox extension is in the works. It works with 2,800 libraries in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, Cayman Islands, and New Zealand.
Do you have any other tips and tricks to get the most out of your local library? Let us know in the comments.
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