ISBN. You can link to a work page on LibraryThing just by throwing the ISBN into the URL. Examples:
Sloppy title. You can also link to a book's work page by putting the book's title in the URL. Spaces can be represented by underscores, + signs, or even simply as spaces (more here). Examples:
- https://www.librarything.com/title/tender violence
We have a number of very large periodic data feeds available:
- AllLibraryThingISBNs.xml.gz. A simple list of all ISBNs in LibraryThing.
- WikipediaCitations.xml.gz. A list of ISBNs to Wikipedia articles (described on the blog).
- thingISBN, thingTitle and AllLibraryThingISBNs.xml.gz are available for non-commercial use only (commercial use requires our written permission).
- thingLang and WikipediaCitations.xml.gz are released for both non-commerical and commercial use, but the rest of these rules still apply.
- You can make only one request per second on an API (if you're going to hit it more than 1,000 times/day, you must notify LibraryThing - we'd love to hear what you're doing).
- APIs are provided "as is," without any promises or guarantees of any sort. You're on your own!
- We reserve the right to change these terms and generally make things up as we go along.
What do you want?
If you'd like something we don't already have up here, or if you have any questions about the available APIs, email Tim at timlibrarything.com.