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Last Updated: Apr 9, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What you can do with the Toolbar

Frustrated with trying to get full-text content? If you're jumping between your writing, Google, publisher's sites and the Library, this Library plug-in provides a one-click solution. See how the plug-in can save you time at home and at work.


Download links & instructions

Demo page


Best version - UOW LibX version 2.0
Please note, you may need to update to the latest version of Firefox and Java for optimal functionality.

Archived/toolbar version: UOW Library Edition Revision 1.5.13  NOTE: To hide or show the toolbar at any time, push F9 - the other features will still work.

Install LibX 2.0   
Google Chrome has recently changed the way they handle .crx extensions, and you need to follow this workaround procedure to add it manually.

  1. Click on the "Install LibX Toolbar" link above, and save the file to your computer. (Note: it may tell you that it is not allowed to add it to Chrome. Don't worry, you'll be able to install it with the following steps)
  2. Click the settings icon on the right of the browser toolbar (the icon looks like three horizontal lines)
  3. Select Tools > Extensions.
  4. Locate the extension file on your computer and drag the file onto the Extensions page.
  5. Click "Add" in the popup window 
  6. Click the LibX 2.0 icon to the right of your search bar. Type "UOW", and push enter or the return key, then click on "UOW Library Edition" then click the Load this edition link to finish setting it up.

Internet Explorer 
UOW Library Edition Revision 1.5.12  
NOTE: LibX IE was tested using IE 7 on Windows XP and Vista. Installing it requires administrator privileges and it requires that .Net 2.0 is installed on the target computer. Internet Explorer 8 and above users have reported problems with using LibX. To hide or show the toolbar at any time, push F9 - the other features will still work.  This toolbar does not work with 64 bit Windows.

The Library Toolbar for Internet explorer is no longer being updated, and we highly recommend using the Firefox or Chrome versions instead.

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Copyright & Privacy

This extension works with Firefox, Chrome 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 - 3.0 on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh OS-X. 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.


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