Bringing the Library to the DC Public

The Books for DC (aka booksfordc) project aims to make the DC Public Library's resources more accessible by bringing them to the digital platforms DC residents already use.

Browser plug-in

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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 extension 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!


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


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.