As I librarian I wanted to thank the reader who suggested that people request that their library either purchase or borrow from other libraries items that are needed. Most libraries are happy to "go the extra mile" to get whatever is needed to satisfy patron's requests. Many users of libraries are not aware of this service. We can usual get almost anything that is requested (although sometimes it will take a little time, therefore patience may be necessary).
Carol, if you re-read the librarians message you will see that she was referring to 'inter-library loans' as being the service many people do not know about. I think the majority of people who are interested know full well about checking out books and movies for free, but many did not know that if an item is not available through their own library, they can request it through the Inter-Library Loan system.
Rather hung up on your tax dollars, aren't you?
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