LibX Browser Toolbar
Click here to install the Howard County Library LibX Browser Toolbar for Firefox
Click here to install the Howard County Library LibX Browser Toolbar for Internet Explorer
See it in action
Each of the 316 customer computers at the six Howard County Library System Branches feature this toolbar; stop in to see it in action and decide if you'd like to install it on your own computer(s.)
Toolbar & right-click context menu
Search the library catalog directly from the LibX toolbar or using the right-click context menu.
Quick full text access to journal articles
Support for embedded cues
Support for xISBN
If Firefox displays a message "To protect your computer, Firefox prevented this site... from installing software on your computer.", press the button labelled "Edit Options..." and click "Allow" add libx.org to the list of websites from which extensions may be installed. Then click "Ok" and visit the "Install" link again.
This extension works with Firefox and Internet Explorer. It does not work with other browsers such as Opera or Safari. The Firefox version has been tested with Firefox versions 1.5 - 188.8.131.52 on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh OS-X. Versions built after April 2008 also support Firefox 3.0. The Internet Explorer version has been tested with Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP and Windows Vista.
LibX is distributed under the Mozilla Public License. The copyright is held jointly by Annette Bailey and Virginia Tech.
By using this extension you may send the URL of pages you are currently visiting to your library's catalog server. Such information is sent only if you are actively using the extension; it is never sent automatically. If you wish to avoid this you must turn off the referrer URL by setting network.http.sendRefererHeader to 0 in your preferences.
In addition, you may be sending information such as ISBN and ISSN numbers to OCLC, DOIs to CrossRef's server, and PubMed IDs to the PubMed server in order to retrieve metadata information. If configured for your edition, you may also send URLs to your library's EZProxy to determine whether the current page can be proxied when using the right-click context menu. Use the LibX -> Preferences panel to turn these services off if desired.
For more information about LibX, visit the LibX Homepage.