Bringing the Library to the DC Public

The Books for DC project makes the DC Public Library's resources more accessible by bringing them to digital platforms DC residents already use.

Browser plug-in

Download for free for chrome_logo Chrome or firefox_logo Firefox.

With the booksfordc browser extension, you can now easily determine the availability of books, ebooks, and audiobooks at the DCPL as you browse Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes & Noble.

Instructions for using the Chrome and Firefox extensions are available here.

Support the project

All booksfordc tools, including its browser extensions, catalog feed, and newsletters, are made available at no cost, but you can show your support by making a contribution. Thank you!



Now that you will be visiting the library all the time, you might need a bag to carry your haul.

Check out the Books for DC canvas tote bag.

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Catalog feed

Wish you could keep up with the latest additions to the DCPL book catalog? Now you can.

Just follow the @booksfordc Twitter account, which tweets out new books at the DCPL as they come in. In addition to this feed, you can subscribe to a daily or weekly email digest of new holdings using these IFTTT recipes.

Spread the word

Download any of our promotional images and flyers to let others in your community know about booksfordc's tools.

In the news

WAMU 88.5: New Browser Extension May Get You Going To The D.C. Public Library More DC: This Twitter feed lists books just added to the DC Public Library system

Slate Future Tense: Looking for an E-book? Google Now Tells You if Your Local Library Has It.


Books for DC is a project of Emanuel Feld.

Send questions, issues, ideas, feature requests, rants, or raves on Twitter or by email at booksfordc at gmail dot com.