The libraryThing logo.
The libraryThing logo.

LibraryThing SVG Icon

I created my own version of the LibraryThing SVG icon, and below is the code so you can reuse it for your own project. On platforms that support SVG, this should be the most versatile and portable version of their logo. You can insert it directly into HTML documents, change the colors to match your theme, resize it, or make any other edits manually.

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And here's what it looks like:

LibraryThing Icon

This code will render the logo with a transparent “L,” which is useful for font-style icons that can blend into your own website’s theme (which is how I'm using it). If you prefer to preserve the white color, you can simply insert this line just before the <path> element:

<rect y="25" x="25" height="215" width="215" style="fill:#fff;" />

Download both styles of icon

So why use this code? Although LibraryThing has several good graphics available on their press page, I needed something a bit different. The official LibraryThing SVG code is simply the text “L” styled with the Thomas Paine font. But since that’s only usable on devices that already have the font installed, we need something more portable.

To make this icon, I downloaded the Thomas Paine font, converted it into SVG, and used that data to make the iconic “L.” After a little bit of tweaking, voilà! A new-and-improved LibraryThing SVG logo was ready to go.

My own website uses the icon for my social links (I didn’t want LibraryThing to feel left out with just a generic icon), but I’m sure you can find other functions for it.

Feel free to copy the code, modify it, use it for your own project, or do whatever you want. I obviously own nothing about this. Any copyrights and trademarks belong to their respective owners. Much thanks goes to LibraryThing for their ongoing work in making an independent and useful site for all of us bibliophiles.