My family is full of voracious readers. We all spend a pretty penny at Amazon.com and related sites buying books we are interested in while our Denver Public Library cards sit dormant in the junk drawer. I wanted a way to save some money and support our local library. So I created a Chrome Extension to do just that. Now when we are about to buy the next book for our book club from our favorite online retailer we can, with one click, check to see if the Denver Public Library branch has it available first.
Use the Denver Public Library Lookup Extension for Chrome to instantly search the Denver Public Library at the same time you’re viewing pages at online bookstores. Get the extension by clicking the button below or by visiting the Chrome Web Store.
Right now this extension is for Google’s Chrome web browser only. If you are using Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari, drag the button below up to your to your bookmarks bar.
More detail instructions and some caveats below.
Once you have the extension installed. When you are viewing books at an online retailer, such as Amazon, you will see the Denver Public Library logo in your address bar.
Clicking that logo will pop up a new window with the search result from Denver Public Library. From there you can have the book delivered to your local branch.
Thanks to Jon Udell’s Library Lookup for inspiration