Library Toolbar

Rutgers University Libraries Toolbar

The Rutgers University Libraries Toolbar is a web browser extension that adds quick ways to link directly to Rutgers Libraries' resources and provides a visual cue in sites like Amazon when a resource is available at the libraries. It also adds functionality to your mouse's right-click functionality.



The toolbar is available for Chrome (it used work for Firefox, but now does not work for versions of Firefox 57+, released November 14, 2017).

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 the toolbar.

Search QuickSearch for library resources

The search box provides one-step searching in QuickSearch. This searches across most, but not all, Rutgers Libraries resources from a single search box.
search quicksearch directly from toolbar

Links to Libraries Resources

Click on Rutgers spirit located on the top right corner of the web browser. Click "Links" to access library resources and services without having to start at the Libraries' website.
links to rutgers libraries in toolbar

Reload a page the page through Rutgers proxy server

In the toolbar, click Proxies and then Reload page with this proxy. You will be prompted to log in with your Rutgers NetID and password to access our library resources remotely. You can also right-click on any web page and select "Reload Page via Rutgers University Proxy."
reload page with proxy in toolbar

Access Google Scholar "Magic Search"

Highlight a citation, right-click, and select Search Google Scholar.

search google scholar with toolbar

Removing the Toolbar

  • To remove the Toolbar extension, right-click on its icon in the toolbar and select "Remove from Chrome."

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 Sam McDonald at Rutgers Libraries.

Questions about the Rutgers Libraries Toolbar can be directed to