This browser extension reveals Amazon books available free at your local library
Available for Chrome and Firefox, the insanely great Library Extension saves you time and money.
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Wait! Stop! Before you order that copy of David Benioff's City of Thieves from Amazon (a book I highly recommend), check to see if it's available at your local library. Because free! Oh, I know what you're saying: You don't have time to visit your library's website or check various ebook-borrowing apps (as described in how to get free ebooks from your public library).
Good news: No extra time required. Library Extension immediately shows you if any given book is available (in print, digital or audiobook form) at your local library. It's available for the desktop versions of Chrome and Firefox.
Once it's installed, you activate the extension by selecting your library and any available ebook services. At my library, for example, the extension was able to connect with not only the regular catalog, but also Hoopla and OverDrive. You can add multiple libraries if you wish, a good idea if your library is part of a network.