Library Lookup: Prince Edward Island

The Library Lookup project has received a lot of weblog buzz over the past month. With the introduction of an iPac beta-test by the PEI Provincial Library, we Islanders can now take advantage of it.

Here’s how it works: drag the bookmarklet below (see more about bookmarklets) to your browser’s toolbar. Then, the next time you’re browsing a website like and looking at a specific book (like The Stone Angel), click on the bookmarklet, and a pop-up window will show you information about that book if it’s in the collection of the PEI Provincial Library.


Note that, as far as I’ve been able to determine, the bookmarklet doesn’t work with Chapters’ website, because they don’t use the ISBN as part of the URL for a specific book. It does work with Northwest Passages [Stone Angel], another Canadian bookseller.

Here’s the bookmarklet you can drag to your toolbar: PEI Provincial Library.