…is so much harder than it needs to be. I like the book recommendations from sites   like Goodreads and often use them to go hunting for a library book. Because the two libraries of which I’m a member also have access to ebooks, the first place I look is the online catalogue of the Ontario Library Service. But the book I’d like to read is only available to borrow as an ebook about one time out of ten, so then I have to go to the online library catalogue of Library 2 (the more convenient to visit of the two libraries) to see if they’ve got it, leaving Library 1’s online catalogue as the final resort if I can’t find it anywhere else.

It’s a time-consuming process and often a frustrating one. I don’t know what it is about the library catalogue software used in these small local libraries, but it is fairly clunky and hard to navigate. What I would really love would be to be able to register my membership of these libraries with my Goodreads account somehow and then have information about the holdings of the libraries (digital and physical) appear in the Goodreads website instead of having to schlep off and do all my searching on the three different, difficult, other sites.

Finding a book could be a lot simpler, I’m sure…

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