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    Do You Use Libraries?

    Exactly what the title says: I would like to know if the Skadi members use the libraries in their communities, or if they simply buy books in book stores instead.
    And if you do use libraries, when will you actually purchase a book to keep?

    As for myself, I have been an avid library user since childhood, mostly because I am a miserable cheapskate who simply can't bear to spend money on buying every book I read. Community libraries in Denmark aren't particularly fancy, but they suffice for most of your needs and are entirely free for books, video games, magazines, even Internet access.

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    re:

    I sometimes frequent libraries because of the atmosphere. I realy like old ghostly antiquish libraries with hardcore librarians.

    I also like handling really old editions of books. To me a book is also a form of art. The type of font, paper, artwork, and the way it is bound together matters allot.

    Books with a great nostalgic look are great for ornamentation after you read them.

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    Sometimes. I don't use the public library as much as I used to. Much has changed in the last decade or so, and they have been trying to re-orient their mandate. Now it's all about providing Internet access and DVDs, while books have become less of a priority. The local library system has reduced the number of books in its holding, which means that many older titles are now gone. I find that when I want to study a particular subject, now sometimes there are only one or two books (often only geared towards children) or none at all. That means buying the book--if it's reasonably prices, which often isn't the case with specialized topics.

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    I use them sometimes, mostly I've borrowed audiobooks and cd's there to rip and put on my PC. Norwegian libraries has a lot of black metal.

    Sometimes I borrow some hard to get or interesting books, but I don't like the atmosphere at the library. It's suppoused to be a place for learning, but there's tons of immigrants occupying the PC's and playing games, looking at porn etc. One time my computer was down and I needed to print something for school I couldn't even get on a library PC because the asylum seekers were hogging them. Seemed to me that the librarian I talked to was scared of them.

    Other than that the main library here are built over some church ruins, so you can see some of it inside the library. They found some skeletons which are on display, and they have a cozy café there too.

    I must admit I like having the book in my bookshelf too.

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    I have spent allot of time in libraries. Not much in the past 10 years. Now we buy books and use the internet. Our house is a library.
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    I love to read and I like libraries too. At this stage of my life, I want to travel light and therefore I can't have books with me.

    I've given all my books away and I only use libraries now.

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    i havent used a library in nearly 10 years, so no

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    I'm wondering how many members' local library system allows users to recommend items to be acquired for its holdings.

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    Usually I buy books. But I also visit libraries frequently, specially the one at my faculty as many books I need are not available or too expensive or I require only some information and there´s no reason for buying the whole book so I just read what I need and make notes or copy the pages i need.
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    Less and less. I prefer to buy the books instead, new or used. That way I will have them on hand if I feel the need to go back and check something. And with all scientific papers and reference materials on-line there is really no need to visit the library and dig out and xerox some old article from 1914. As a student I used libraries a lot; no bed, no TV, no computer games, no other 'interesting' books. Somehow you just get more done there than at home.

    But there is one really good thing about libraries: You get to find the book you would not have thought of, which your search engine would not have shown you. I am addicted to the bargain section of book stores and large book sales for the same reason: the unexpected find.

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