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Old 11-18-2009, 04:01 AM   #1
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...at the local library. I've been utilizing my local library's interlibrary loan request system. If they can't find the book you request, they always seem to buy it for their shelves. I think a lot of libraries operate the same way.

Try it out - it usually doesn't even take very long.


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Old 11-18-2009, 04:16 AM   #2
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and your local library loves you ;-)

Anything to keep up circulation!

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:17 AM   #3
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Libraries are an underutilized resource! Don't forget to ask about peer review journal articles. I get tons because of work that way.

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Old 11-18-2009, 02:34 PM   #4
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Ive read every brewing book at my local library atleast twice! Havent used the interlibrary loan yet but i should. I highly recommend checking out your local library for brewing books.

 
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:35 PM   #5
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What are libraries?

If libraries want to be useful they should get on the Nook and Kindle bandwagon. Having to actually GO to a library is a waste... books can come to us now.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:40 PM   #6
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And really... who has time for "card catalogs" when we have Google?? Libraries are on their way out! I love my local library... ;-)
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:45 PM   #7
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What are libraries?

If libraries want to be useful they should get on the Nook and Kindle bandwagon. Having to actually GO to a library is a waste... books can come to us now.
Libraries: Retirement villages for books and movies

Checkout OverDrive: http://www.overdrive.com/

If your library is not a part of OverDrive you can request it. This is an E-book reposistory. The Lubbock Library system is on OverDrive and I can download movies(PC and handheld), books, audiobooks, etc.
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Libraries: Retirement villages for books and movies

Checkout OverDrive: http://www.overdrive.com/

If your library is not a part of OverDrive you can request it. This is an E-book reposistory. The Lubbock Library system is on OverDrive and I can download movies(PC and handheld), books, audiobooks, etc.
Now THAT is cool.

I find the google book scanning to be incredibly useful. I was trying to find historical information on a tiny island in the Caribbean and was able to find a really good paper on a botany survey that was done over 100 years ago. Quite incredible considering just how small and out of the way this island is.
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I think a lot of libraries operate the same way.
Ones that have money, at least. My local library is basically a bunch of discarded romance novels and old college textbooks.
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Now THAT is cool.
It is great if you have long road trips or commutes. The movie selection is OK, but it is better than buying movies formatted for you handheld.

I haven't needed to do the audiobook selection, but the next road trip I am going to try it.


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