LibX UO Toolbar Information Page
LibX Browser Extension for UO Libraries
LibX is a web browser extension (sometimes called a plug-in or add-on) that places a toolbar in your browser, provides visual cues in certain web pages that link to UO Libraries resources related to the item you are viewing, and places new menu items in the right-click menu in your browser, offering quick access to library resources from whatever web page you are on.
The UO Libraries' LibX toolbar allows you to quickly:
Install LibX toolbar for
LibX FAQ (from libx.org)
The Firefox version of LibX works with Firefox on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Firefox may display a message that reads "To protect your computer, Firefox prevented this site (library.uoregon.edu or libx.org) from installing software on your computer." Since some browser plugins could potentially be malicious, Firefox prompts with this warning when you attempt to install a new add-ons to it. The open source LibX add-on was developed by Virginia Tech and is in use by many universities around the world, and we believe it does not pose security or privacy risks. If you wish to use the LibX add-on, you will need to tell Firefox that you trust the source of the program to allow it to be installed.
To continue the installation after seeing this warning, press the button labelled "Edit Options..." that has appeared near the top of your browser window and click "Allow" to add library.uoregon.edu or libx.org to the list of websites from which extensions may be installed. Then click "OK" and visit the above "Install" link again. After the installation is completed, you will need to restart your browser for the add-on to take effect.
Libx Preferences allow you to custom the links and functionality in the LibX toolbar. The General Preferences tab allows you to specify if the link opens in a new window or tab; while the Context Menu tables allows you to indicate which resources will be offered as links after right clicking.
Copyright and Privacy
LibX is distributed under the Mozilla Public License. The copyright is held jointly by Annette Bailey and Virginia Tech.
For more information about LibX, visit the LibX Homepage.
For questions or concerns about this tool, please Ask a Librarian .