Find FREE Books with Google Chrome Library Extension

There’s a cool new tool in the Library Extension for Google Chrome. Like many people (and even as a librarian), I often find myself clicking “purchase” on Amazon before checking with my local library for a book that I am interested in.

As mentioned on Lifehacker, Amazon may be convenient, but nothing beats free. After you install the Library Extension for Chrome, any searches that you do on Amazon will yield results from your local library, too. 

From Library Extension’s website: Easily see what titles are available at your local library as you browse for books! As you browse books and e-books, the Library Extension can check your library’s online catalog and display the availability of that item on the same page. If the book is available at your library, you’ll know instantly – and have a quick, convenient link to reserve the title! 

The extension allows you to pick your favorite local libraries and add them to a list. Then, when you shop for books on Amazon (or other), the extension adds a box that will let you know if those books are available at your library.

It’s a wonderfully ingenious extension, and it will be available for Firefox soon.

Do you have suggestions for the TTU Law Library?

We want to hear them! Submit your comments to the Law Library though a quick SurveyMonkey form.

All comments are anonymous. If you want a personal response then you have the option of leaving contact information that will allow us to respond to you directly.

Law Library staff will respond to your suggestions in a timely manner. The responses are available for viewing (must be able to login using an eRaider) by following the “View Submitted Suggestions” link in the upper left-hand corner of the Law Library web page.

If you have any questions concerning how to send suggestions or view responses, please let me know by email,


New Law Library Catalog

The Law Library has spent the past few months working on transitioning to a new Library Catalog platform.  We are now sharing a database with the other campus libraries, which will allow you to not only search just our law library collection but if necessary you will be able to search the University Library collection, the Southwest Collection, etc.

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When you visit the Law Library homepage you will see the search box immediately at the top of the page.  Performing a search from this screen will provide you with search results that are located here at the Law School.  Once you have entered the search results screens you will notice other options at the top.  These options include searching the Library Catalog (University Library holdings) or the Everything tab (which will search all campus libraries, including the Law Library).

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If you wish to search the holdings of other campus library collections, other than the University Library or the Law Library, you can do so by choosing the Library Catalog tab and then clicking the drop down list to the left of the Search button.  You will see a list of all of the different campus libraries/collections that you can choose from.

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You are also able to see/manage your library checkouts, fines, etc. from the My Account/Sign In links in the upper right part of the screen.

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Click on the Sign In link and you will be taken to a screen where you will select the TTU Students, Faculty and Staff (eRaider) option.

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Once you have successfully entered your eRaider login information you will see your personal information in the upper right portion of the library catalog screen.

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By clicking the My Account link you will then be able to see everything that you have checked out from any library on campus, not just the Law Library.  You will also be able to see Requests, Fines & Fees, etc.

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To help Law School faculty, staff and students learn to use the new system, Law Librarians will offer instruction throughout academic year 2016-2017.

If you have any questions about the new catalog please contact Sue Kelleher at 806-834-2615 or email