Library Automation System - Resources
SCPL LibraryLookup Bookmarklet
What is a Bookmarklet?
How Does it Work?
Installing the Bookmarklet
To install the bookmarklet in Firefox, Chrome or Safari, simply click on the link below and, holding the mouse button down, drag it to your Bookmarks Toolbar.
To install the bookmarklet in Internet Explorer, right-click on the link below and select "Add to Favorites" from the contextual menu. Click "Yes" when the security alert appears. Create the Favorite in the "Favorites Bar" when prompted to select a location. It should now appear in your browser's Favorites Toolbar.
Using the Bookmarklet
Once the bookmarklet has been installed, try it out! Go to Amazon and search for the book "Tiger's Wife." Click on the title (select the hardback version). When you are on the detail page, click on the bookmarklet in your browser's toolbar. A new browser window will open with search results for this book in the SCPL Catalog.
- Nothing happens when you click the bookmarklet... There are two things you might check. First, make sure that you are on the detailed information page for one particular book on the vendor's site. If the URL for the page you are on does not contain an ISBN, the bookmarklet will do nothing when you click on it. The second possibility is that you are using Firefox and the new window has popped up behind your current window.
- For best results... Choose hardcover editions on the bookseller's site. If you're looking at a paperback book on a bookseller's site and not finding the book in the Library's catalog, try the hardcover edition instead. Hardcover and paperback editions have different ISBNs--and the Library is more likely to carry hardcover editions.