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Take advantage of your local library

I have seen people mention on this site that they utilize their library for books, but I don't think enough people take full advantage of this resource. I never did until recently when my wife took a part time position at our library to give her something to do while she is on summer break for her PHd. I had actually never been in a library that was not associated with a school I was attending.

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Most libraries are part of a larger network of libraries that you can pull from as well an even larger network in which you can perform an inter-library loan. My library didn't have a single tpb, but a simple search yielded a plethora of titles available. I have had a bunch of books that I have wanted to read but have yet to come across during a sale. So far, I have only started pulling books for Captain America, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, and Avengers as you can see from the picture. Utilizing the library to its potential will definitely save a ton of money as these are all books that I was planning on buying once I found a good sale as well as keep me entertained whenever I have to travel for work.

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I do this all the time.

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The library is currently my primary source of comics. I don't even borrow from them; I do an inter-library loan, as well, because my library sucks.

It's also how I watch Game of Thrones.

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99% of the trades I buy are from my Local Library. Luckily, one of my friends works there, he is a comic nerd and orders books by the dozen for them to stock.

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No, don't do that....that's socialism

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I actually read the entirety of Blackest Night, and most of its tie-ins at my local library. Yeah, people who don't go to their libraries don't know what they're missing out on. I also once rented Argo, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Skyfall, and Lincoln at the same time. Seriously, that's like a 60 dollar value. My local library is great.

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my library sucks. no comics at all.

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I've been able to read the entirety of the original Ultimate Spider-Man comics from my library.

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I swear the Harold Washington library is the only reason I got here. Because It got me into

  • Invincible
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • Pluto
  • Monster
  • Saga
  • Luther Strode
  • Some good Batman pre 52 stuff
  • Night of Owls

and a whole bunch of other stuff.

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Support your local Library!! Love my local Library they stock some great Graphic Novels & the best part if they dont have the book your looking for they will order it in for u :)

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Support your local Library!! Love my local Library they stock some great Graphic Novels & the best part if they dont have the book your looking for they will order it in for u :)

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Cap10nate

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@van_cere: have you checked their website to see if you can search through other libraries for them to ship to you. All of the books I have gotten so far have been shipped from other libraries to mine.

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@jedixman said:

I do an inter-library loa

Do this as well, but it takes forever.

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@jedixman said:

I do an inter-library loa

Do this as well, but it takes forever.

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Might try. I prefer owning my books, but I'll give this a try.

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@cap10nate: Yep, my library has a ton of volumes/graphic novels. It's were I get & read most of my books.

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Eh, I don't go to the library often, but when I do I don't go there for comics.

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I love using inter-library loans. Unfortunately, my local library is very stingy about using inter-library loans, but it still has a lot of graphic novels. My library used to host a popular anime club, which resulted in a massive selection of manga and anime. It also has a pretty decent TPB selection, which includes (but is not limited to) The Dark Knight Returns, Superman Birthright, Spider-Man: Reign, Batman: Court of Owls, American Vampire, and All Star Superman. My library seems to be very aware of what the people of the area are interested in, so I guess it makes up for their stinginess about using inter-library loans.

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I love my library. It's heavy on the side of graphic novels written by authors from my country, but asking for them to carry other books works. I can read tpbs there and leave mine uncreased, haha. No, seriously.

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I read the Wolfman/Perez Trigon story and the Lightning Saga due to my local library. My school library has all of the Superman archive books and the Watchman which I have been renting out.