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Last edited by Lisa
October 8, 2020 | History

Using the Reading Log and Lists

  • How do I create a List?

  • How do I create a List?

    Usually the best way to start is to find an item you'd like to add to a list. So starting with a book like this one

    https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1989014W/Porcupines

    Look for the "Want to Read" button on the left side of the page, below the cover and click the upside down triangle.

    create a new list image

    Reading Log Feature
    You can use one of the three available reading log options to add the work to your reading log as either "Want to Read," "Currently Reading," or "Already Read."

    List Feature

    To use the list feature, you can either add to one of your existing lists or click the "Create a new list" link. You will get a dialog box asking for a list name and description and once you fill that in and click the "create new list" button you have both created the list AND added the book to the list. In the future that list will be available under the Add to List menu.

    Pro tip: If you select the "Use this work" checkbox, the work rather than the edition will be added to your list.

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    History

    October 8, 2020 Edited by Lisa Added information about reading log, rearranged information on page.
    October 8, 2020 Edited by Lisa Added information about "use this work" checkbox.
    October 8, 2020 Edited by Lisa changed img to show expanded options
    October 8, 2020 Edited by Lisa updated instructions about creating a list
    December 3, 2019 Created by Lisa Created new page about lists and reading log. Moved list FAQ from editing FAQs page.