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Library resources for alumni

Software and other resources available to Virginia Tech alumni.

LibX for Virginia Tech alumni is a Firefox or Chrome extension that provides direct access to licensed and free databases and other library resources. It features:

  • Toolbar & right-click context menu: Search the catalog or Discovery Search directly from the LibX toolbar or using the right-click context menu.
  • Support for database access through Alumni Library Portal sign in: Using the Alumni Library Portal sign in service, you may reload a page through the proxy, or follow a link via the proxy, for quick access to our alumni licensed databases.
  • example of cue in amazon.comSupport for embedded cues: LibX places cues cue in web pages you visit if the Library Alumni Portal has resources related to that page. Whenever you see the cue, click on the link to look at what the Library Alumni Portal has to offer. For instance, book pages at Amazon or Barnes & Noble will contain cues that link to the book's entry in the catalog. Cues are displayed at Google, Yahoo! Search, the NY Times Book Review, and other pages. Watch this screencast for examples of this cool feature.
  • Support for xISBN: A book title can have different ISBNs for the paperback, the hardcover, even for different editions. LibX supports OCLC's xISBN service: you can find a book, given an ISBN, even if the Newman Library holds this book under a different ISBN.



LibX is distributed under the Mozilla Public License. The copyright is held jointly by Annette Bailey and Virginia Tech.


By using this extension you may send the URL of pages you are currently visiting to a Virginia Tech library server. Such information is sent only if you are actively using the extension; it is never sent automatically. Although we currently do not use this information, our privacy policy states that we may use this information in the future to improve our services.

If you wish to avoid this you must turn off the referrer URL by setting network.http.sendRefererHeader to 0 in your preferences.

For more information about LibX, visit the LibX Homepage.