Widgets and Extensions

The LibraryThing Blog Widget

One style of widget in action

» The LibraryThing Blog Widget

The LibraryThing Blog widget can be added to your blog, home page or any other HTML page, and shows things like:

  • Random books from your library
  • Your wish list
  • Your tag cloud
  • Your author cloud

Other LibraryThing Widgets

» LibraryThing Search Widget — Search your library from any web page.

» Graphical widget — Makes an image that can be posted on LiveJournal, MySpace and other sites that don't allow rich content.

» Email signature line — For email and other forums.


Put one of these small images (a "chiclet") on your blog, linking to your profile or catalog.

Click a chiclet to create a link to your:

The LibraryThing Bookmarklet

Browse Amazon, and when you find something you have or like, click on the LibraryThing bookmarklet and it will add it to your library.

How to add: Almost all browsers will allow you to drag the following link to your toolbar directly. If that doesn't work, right click and select "save bookmark" (or similar wording).

Drag or right click the following link: Add to LibraryThing.

Mac Screensaver

Copy the following URL:

(Change "timspalding" to your member name)

LibraryThing Companion Chrome Extension

Search LibraryThing, add books, and view your latest catalog additions. Quick links let you jump to your profile, catalog, new comments, and talk forums.

» About the LibraryThing Companion Extension

Add-A-Book Chrome Extension

Add a book to your LibraryThing catalog on the fly, using the Google Chrome browser.

» About the Add-a-Book Extension (with video)


LibraryThing author David Louis Edelman kicked off book-cover photomosaics with a blog post. In reply, we made a special nothing-but-the-covers page so you can see yourself on a single page.

AndreaMosaic, free PC software for making photo mosaics.

MacOSaiX, free Mac software for making mosaics.

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