August 26th, 2009
My local library offers more than just books, they also offer DVD, CD rentals and many other amenities free of charge. While theoretically I pay for all this through taxes, it costs me nothing additional for items that I take out.
While my local library does not always carry everything at their site that I’d like, I can place a request for materials into the online catalog which draws from all the public libraries in my region. After I place the request online, the material(s) will be sent to my local library so that I can pick it up at my convenience.
The library is a great resource for me. For books/movies usually I’ll only read/watch it once and never look at it again, so it works out perfectly.