Using the Library

If your local library has interlibrary loans, you can request practically any book, CD, tape or magazine, since many libraries are involved. One of my favorite things to do is check the advertisements in magazines for new books (my favorites are Home and Garden and Spiritual) and request them through Interlibrary Loan. Also, there are several free publishers' lists that are filled with new and interesting selections.

Just ask your local library. Once your patron number is entered into their system, you can request books, etc. from your home computer. I found my local library's web site, went to the Internet icon and found exactly the same page that is on the computer at the library. It's self-explanatory and so much fun, as well as being convenient. The books are sent to your local library at your request, and you will receive a phone call and then pick them up, simple! You can also request movies. It's great! Have fun!

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By Janet45101

Editor's Notes: Many libraries have similar systems. You can also request that your library buy a book that you want. If it is a new book, they quite often will buy it for you.

May 10, 20050 found this helpful

It saves a ton of money -- on movies, CD's, audio tapes, software, and of course, books!

By Valerie White

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May 25, 20050 found this helpful

There is nothing in the world you can't learn about for free by visiting your local library, no matter how small. If there is a subject or title you can't find, the librarian can order it for you and even have it mailed to you. And it's all free, and fun. The library also has a "new book section". I like to check there first just in case I run into the most updated book on the subject that interests you. IT'S SO FUN, REALLY

By Ardis Ilene Barnes

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June 19, 20110 found this helpful

Our library provides the use of HeritageQuest. You can enter your library number and do genealogy work at home. Yours might do the same. Summertime is a good time to get your children/grandchildren interested in finding out about family roots and it is an inside in the cool activity.

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