Goodreads: Link to Hong Kong Public Libraries (or your local libraries)


Hello readers! Last week was National Library Week in the USA and Goodreads has published a series of very useful and fun blog posts, one of which is a tutorial for us to add library links to the Book Links under a book’s profile.


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When I check the links in Hong Kong, there was only a link to an educational website for children and teens. I thought, why not add the Hong Kong Public Libraries link to the system so it’d be easier for Hong Kong readers to find the books we are looking for in libraries?

So I followed the steps and Goodreads has approved the link. To my Hong Kong reading fellows, the link will now show up when you edit your Book Links. Just choose the HKPL link and you can use it right away.

There’s one problem though. The search engine of the Hong Kong Public Libraries website is a bit complex and that’s why the link will only show the exact edition that you click the link on. For example, if you click the link on the page of Throne of Glass‘s paperback edition, the HKPL web will say “no results were found”.

It is because only the hardcover edition is available in the libraries and the link uses ISBN or ISBN13 to search for books.

So, it is not 100% user-friendly and I suggest you always click the Book Links on the hardcover edition page first.

To readers from all over the world, if you can’t find the links to your local libraries on Goodreads, You can follow this post and add it. I hope it will be useful to you. 🙂

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