I love this little piece of technology- it lets you look up a book with an ISBN number in your local public library system. For example, see a book you must have on Amazon? this little program can check your library’s online catalog to see if it is available.
not all public libraries are compatible, but mine is and this is SO COOL. I found it through an amazing blog: www.parenthacks.com tips from other hard working smart parents to make life easier. Asha’s comments are here:
the program page has various links to improvements, and comments about the program too. worth checking into! (ok, I almost said “worth checking out” but I figured that would be too corny)