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LibX Virginia Tech Edition is a Firefox extension that provides direct access to Virginia Tech Library resources. It features:

  • Toolbar & right-click context menu: Search Addison directly from the LibX toolbar or using the right-click context menu.
  • Support for off-campus access via EZProxy: Using the Off Campus Sign In service, you may reload a page through the proxy, or follow a link via the proxy, making it appear as though you are coming from an on-campus computer.
  • Quick full text access to journal articles: LibX uses Google Scholar to search for articles and directs the user to the electronic copy subscribed to by the Newman Library. Select a citation, then drag-and-drop it onto the Scholar button on the toolbar. You can use this feature even from inside a PDF file, which makes retrieving papers referenced in a PDF file a snap.
    To use this feature, you must activate this link in the Firefox profile in which LibX is installed: Activate Google Scholar support. (See also LibX FAQ Question 11)
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  • Support for embedded cues: LibX places cues XXX cue in web pages you visit if the Newman Library has resources related to that page. Whenever you see the cue, click on the link to look at what the Newman Library has to offer. For instance, book pages at Amazon or Barnes & Noble will contain cues that link to the book's entry in Addison. Cues are displayed at Google, Yahoo! Search, the NY Times Book Review, and other pages. Watch this screencast for examples of this cool feature.
  • Support for xISBN: A book title can have different ISBNs for the paperback, the hardcover, even for different editions. LibX supports OCLC's xISBN service: you can find a book, given an ISBN, even if the Newman Library holds this book under a different ISBN.


Click here to install LibX for Firefox Virginia Tech Edition

If Firefox displays a message "To protect your computer, Firefox prevented this site... from installing software on your computer.", press the button labelled "Edit Options..." and click "Allow" add to the list of websites from which extensions may be installed. Then click "Ok" and visit the "Install" link again.

Click here to install LibX for Internet Explorer


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 the Virginia Tech library catalog server. Such information is sent only if you are actively using the extension; it is never sent automatically. Although we currently do not use this information, our privacy policy states that we may use this information in the future to improve our services.

If you wish to avoid this you must turn off the referrer URL by setting network.http.sendRefererHeader to 0 in your preferences.

For more information about LibX, visit the LibX Homepage. LibX is available for customization by other libraries.