Hmmm: should I join my public library now?

So I can borrow an energy meter!

I’ve said before that I’m not a member of my local public library, because as a working adult with good computer skills and a computer / internet access at home, no need to read specific books for pleasure (I buy what catches my eye from charity shops, then give them back to resell when I’ve read them) or research (I’m not studying anything at the moment) , I don’t see what they can really offer me just now.
And I don’t know whether, for their statistics, it’s better to have an adult registered that doesn’t use them, or not be registered and therefore not appear on their radar at all….anyone know?
Anyhoo, regardless of the lack of my lovely presence (!), Edinburgh City Libraries are definitely doing well – catching the headlines, in a time when their budget is also under the same pressure as everyone elses finances! And of course, they have a presence on pretty much anywhere online you can think of looking: Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Bebo…if you’re there, they are too, under their “Tales of One City” brand and blog. I don’t know how they find the time!

Author: Jennie

Law, libraries, books, crafts, and general geekery.

One thought on “Hmmm: should I join my public library now?”

  1. Jennie, you can borrow books from your local public library! It's another way of picking what you fancy and giving it back, without having to sponsor your local chariyt shop (you can do that too!). The browsing is way more serendipitous, because the stock is bigger, so you will find more of what you fancy. If you are a member of Edinburgh Libraries you can use the Central Library too, and they have a massive stock. If you don't join, you can't use it. If you do join, you don't have to use it….
    Try it, you'll like it!
    Janice x

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