Script Summary: Search the Rochester area (Monroe County NY) Library Catalogs from Amazon book listings.
The Amazon Rochester Libraries Linky inserts status information from the Monroe County NY Library System (libraryweb.org) into book listings from Amazon.com. It is derived from Ed Vielmetti’s Amazon AADL Linky, which is ultimately derived from LibraryLookup by Jon Udell.
If the book is found in the catalog, this script will tell you whether the book is available, checked out, or on order, and how many other people currently have holds on it.
It can run side by side with other Amazon Linky scripts.
A few caveats:
- Most CDs and DVDs will not be linked through to the library catalog.
- The script will only show the status of the same edition of a title as the Amazon listing; for instance, it will not find the paperback edition if you’re looking at the hardcover.
- You’ll have to click through to figure out which branch holds a copy if it is available.