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I think everyone knows how amazingly green and thrifty it is to use the library. If you are obsessed with books (as I am) and wish to pass on your obsession to your children, the library is the way to do it. Where else do you get to read books, magazines, see movies, listen to music– for free?!

Did you know that you can also get your hands on titles your library doesn’t own? Yes! It’s called Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Your local library can get in contact with libraries all over the country to request titles you would like to read, and have them shipped to your local branch for free, or a minimal fee. So, literally, you have the world at your fingertips, and it’s only an ILL form away.

I am totally addicted to ILL and have been known to have multiple requests out at once (very useful for those writing research papers). Among the books I have requested using this system are cookbooks, parenting books, scholarly lectures, crafting books, you name it. The policies vary from branch to branch, but here is this Wikipedia article on it that explains the basics of the system.

Try it soon. Browsing the catalogs and browsing through Amazon for books to request might become your new hobby.

Linking at The Green Resource via A Delightful Home.

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