Monday, February 13th, 2012

Stack Map: A new LibraryThing for Libraries Enhancement!

Stack Map, our newest LibraryThing for Libraries enhancement, lets you see exactly where a book is physically located in the library.

Stack Map adds a link (with an icon if you choose) to the call numbers in your catalog that opens a dynamic stack map with directions to that particular item.

Each stack map also includes a QR code which a patron can scan to immediately pull up that map on their mobile phone, to help them get there.

Setting up the call-number ranges

The setup is easy—you define a range of call numbers, and then upload a map that covers it. It’s up to you how large or small each range is—you can map to floors, sections or shelves.

This LibraryThing for Libraries enhancement requires NO uploading or updating of your holdings with us, which means it’s easy to set up and even easier to maintain.

Give it a try now, in Point Park University’s catalog. Some records to start with:

Learn more
Email me ( with any questions about this any of the LibraryThing for Libraries OPAC enhancements, or our mobile product, Library Anywhere! To subscribe, contact Peder Christensen at Bowker—toll-free at 877-340-2400 or email

We also do weekly webinars to show off both Library Anywhere and all the LibraryThing for Libraries enhancements for your library catalog (tags, similar books, other editions, series, awards, shelf browse, reviews, and Lexile measures)! Click here to register. On the Browse Meetings page, search for LibraryThing to see a listing of all upcoming webinars.

Labels: librarything for libraries, stack map


  1. What a great little addition. Something like this could be SO very helpful for a bigger library (like the one I work at)

  2. Jan Elkins says:

    I love this this.

  3. Robert Sebek says:

    I would love to add this enhancement, but I have already tried emailing the Bowker rep numerous times for the Shelf Browse enhancement. I got one response that someone else would email me a quote–and then nothing. Are you aware that Bowker seems unwilling to take customers’ money?

  4. Ellen Forsyth says:

    This is great – it is nice to make things easier for people finding titles.

  5. Abby says:

    Robert-I’m on the case. I’ll have someone get back to you ASAP!