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A toolbar which allows you to search and find links to the library catalog from wherever you are on the web.
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What's LibX?

LibX is a toolbar you can add to Firefox (Windows, Mac) and Internet Explorer (Windows).

After you install LibX, you will be able to search the Tufts library catalog directly from the LibX toolbar in your browser. You'll also be able to select text on any web page and search for the selected text in Tufts' resources (books, journal titles, article titles).

LibX also adds Tufts resource links directly to Google search results, Amazon book listings, and to web pages that show a book's ISBN number.

Explore the different tabs on this LibGuide to find out how to install LibX -- and what LibX can do to put Tufts' library resources at your fingertips!

Please ask us if you have any questions about using LibX! You can use the chat box off to the right, or the Get Help button on the left.


Installing LibX in Firefox

LibX for Firefox works in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X.

Here's how to install:

  • Make sure you are running Firefox 3.0 or newer. If you need the latest version of Firefox, visit
  • If a yellow strip appears at the top of your screen with a message beginning: "Firefox prevented this site..." then click Allow.
  • A small window will pop up. Click the Install Now button in that window.
  • Follow the prompt to restart Firefox.

Installing LibX in Internet Explorer

LibX for Internet Explorer works in Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Here's how to install:

  • When prompted, click Run, then Run again.
  • Follow the prompts to install LibX. Keep all the options as they are by default.

Note: LibX has not been tested extensively with Windows 7 or with Internet Explorer 8. Some users have reported browser crashes.

If your LibX install doesn't work in Internet Explorer, you may need to update your Microsoft system files. Check for updates by visiting


Credit where credit is due

This guide is modeled on a similar guide created by Ken Simon at Loyola Marymount University. Thanks for sharing!

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