Library Toolbar

Rutgers University Libraries-Toolbar

The Rutgers University Libraries Toolbar is a web browser extension or add-on that places a toolbar in your browser, and provides visual cues  Rutgers spirit in certain popular web pages to link directly to Rutgers Libraries' resources. It also adds additional functionality to the "right-click menu" of your mouse.



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download Firefox edition
Firefox edition
Rutgers Libraries toolbar does not work for Firefox 57+. Meanwhile, we recommend using Toolbar for Chrome.
Google Chrome icon

To install on Chrome:

Go to If you're connecting from on campus, it should automatically show you the Rutgers University Libraries edition. If not, click "Search for an edition for my community,” and type “Rutgers”. Then click “Load this edition” to install Rutgers Libraries Toolbar for the Chrome browser.

Features, a graphical explanation

Links to Libraries Resources

Click on Rutgers spirit located on the top right corner of the web browser.
Click "Links" to access libraries resources and services without having to start at the Libraries' web page.

Search box for Rutgers Library Catalog

The search box provides one-step searching in the Library Catalog. Don't forget to change the search field from title keyword to author, journal title etc., if desired.

Embedded Rutgers cue

Simply click on the Rutgers spirit to look at what Rutgers Library Catalog has to offer. For instance, Amazon or Barnes and Noble will contain cues that link to the book's entry in Rutgers Library Catalog. Cues are also displayed at Google Books, New York Times Book Review and other pages.

Right click to reload the page through Rutgers proxy server

Right click on a web page and select "Reload via Rutgers University proxy". Then login with your Rutgers NetID and password to access our libraries resources remotely.

Access Google Scholar "Magic Search"

Drag-and-drop citations to the Toolbar to search in Google Scholar. You can use this feature even from some PDF files. Highlight the citation, drag it to the Toolbar and drop it there.

Removing the Toolbar

  • To remove the Toolbar from Firefox, select "Tools" and then "Add-ons" from the top menu bar. In the pop-up window, click on "LibX 2.0" to "remove" or "disable" the toolbar.
  • To remove the Toolbar from Chrome, click the icon. Select "Tools" and then "extensions". Click "remove" to remove the LibX 2.0 extension.

In case you wanted to know more about the history of the Toolbar…

The toolbar makes use of an open source browser plug-in called LibX. LibX was created by Annette Bailey and Godmar Back at Virgina Tech. The Rutgers Libraries Toolbar edition was first developed by Mei Ling Lo and Choong Hoong Liew, and is now maintained by Mei Ling Lo and Sam McDonald at Rutgers Libraries.

Questions about the Rutgers Libraries Toolbar can be directed to