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Don't forget libraries are a great resource for learning anything, and best of all they are free! Most libraries have books, books on tape, magazines, videos, and music collections available at no cost.

  • Don't forget to ask your librarian! If you know which book you want, the chances are good that they can get it for you in a few days through a transfer or interlibrary loan.
  • American Library Association - website with lots of good library information. The IES also helps with Locating Your Nearest Public Library
  • Local Community Colleges and Universities often have libraries that are open to the public, and may have memberships available for the public
  • interlibrary loans - (from the ALA website) As defined by the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States, "Interlibrary loan is the process by which a library requests material from, or supplies material to, another library. The purpose of interlibrary loan as defined by this code is to obtain, upon request of a library user, material not available in the user's local library." Most state and regional library networks/consortia and state library agencies have interlibrary loan procedures, and libraries in their service areas should be familiar with these procedures. (note - What this means is that if your local library doesn't have something, you can often get them to borrow it from another library for you)
  • Library of Congress
  • Internet Public Library - From the website: The IPL is many things:
  • the first public library of and for the Internet community
  • an experiment, trying to discover and promote the most effective roles and contributions of librarians to the Internet and vice versa
  • a group of highly talented, creative, strong-willed people, working hard