Bringing the Library to the DC Public

Thanks for installing the booksfordc Chrome extension!

The instructions below will get you up and running in no time.

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Set up and instructions

To begin, navigate to the booksfordc extension's options. You find them by entering this address in your Chrome window's address bar:


Alternatively, you can click the More menu icon and select More tools > Extensions.

Next, locate the booksfordc extension and click on Options, as below.

A window will pop up. Under preferences, choose which media types you want to see and whether you want links to open in a new tab. Then press save options.

You can change your preferences at any time by repeating these steps.

When you look at a book's page on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Goodreads, booksfordc will now get to work finding it in the DC Public Library's catalog.

The video below shows what that looks like (click to view larger).


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.