Magazine article American Libraries

Koios Plug-In Empowers Readers

Magazine article American Libraries

Koios Plug-In Empowers Readers

Article excerpt

How do you use Koios?

Koios is a browser extension that brings access to library books through everyday searches on Amazon and Google.

How does Koios serve your library's needs?

Our mission is to connect people with information, ideas, and experiences to support an enriched and engaged community, one person at a time. This is accomplished through the use of Koios--we are connecting people with what they are looking for while offering an alternative to purchasing. Making that connection for people is key. Not only are we bringing access to the user, but it also is an example of how the role of a library can easily be integrated into our daily lives, which complements the standard brick-and-mortar library experience.

What are the main benefits? I would say the main benefit is convenience! As someone shops, he or she will be able to quickly see if the library has a particular book. From there a person will click into our library catalog, where they can place a hold on the item for checkout. …

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