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How Libribot Works

Several times a day Libribot monitors the internet for the appearance of new listings of books for sale. When fresh listings are found Libribot matches them against the recorded wants of viaLibri subscribers and registered users. The number of wants that will be matched each day depends on the subscription level of the user and the category of website. Book listings that are linked to the individual websites of booksellers who subscribe to viaLibri Premium Services are matched every day against all the recorded wants of all viaLibri registered users and subscribers. Third-Party websites are searched according to the subscription status of the user, as shown in the char below.

Maximum Number of Wants Searched Daily
   Registered Users       Subscription Level 1       Subscription Level 2       Additional Daily Wants   
Websites of
Premium Services
Subscribers
unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited
Group Websites* 1 50 100 $5 per additional 100
* ABAA, Abebooks, Antikvariat.net, Biblio, Bibliophile Bookbase, Bookzangle, BooksandCollectibles, livre-rare-book, Maremagnum, NVvA, TomFolio, ZVAB

For subscribers with large numbers of wants, matching against new listings on third-party websites will be performed up to the daily limits allowed by their subscription level. Libribot rotates through each list, starting each day with the wants that have remained unsearched for the longest time. For example, a Level 1 subscriber with 100 wants will have all those wants matched every two days. A Level 2 subscriber with the same want list will have all their wants matched daily .

How do I get started?

Before Libribot can do anything you must first be a registered user.
To register (free) CLICK HERE

If you want to enable the full power of Libribot you will also need to purchase a subscription to viaLibri Premium Services.
More information about Premium Services will be found HERE.

To go directly to the subscription sign-up page CLICK HERE.

After you have registered you will need to record your wants using the Wants Manager. (Click HERE for information on how to use the Wants Manager). You can also save a new want to the Wants Manager by clicking on the button labeled "Add To Your Want List" which appears at the bottom of each page of search results. This saves the details of your last search as a permanent want.

Once you have recorded your wants everything else happens automatically. When Libribot has found new matches they will be added to your list. You can always access your list of new matches by clicking on the tab marked "Libribot" at the top of each page. Whenever new matches are found a message will be posted on the home page to notify you and give you a direct link to your lastest finds. You can also receive email notifications whenever new matches have been found.