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7 More Ways the Library Can Save You Money

April 11, 2014 by storysean

Energize your household budget 


The following tips are great ways to cut costs at home, while using the library.



1. Give your furnace a rest and enjoy the warmth at all eight library locations. Most libraries are open seven days a week with convenient hours. Relax and spend some time in a comfortable chair with a good book or magazine.

2. Get ideas and how-to instruction from our vast holdings on home improvement. Choose from wide-ranging topics like tiling a bathroom to wiring a new electrical outlet. Find the information in step-by-step books and videos/DVDs. Our library also offers remote access to many home-improvement magazines.

3. On the look out for new sheet music? Polley music library has thousands of compositions and arrangements available for checkout. Consult with the Polley librarian to find out all about the wide-ranging music styles and sheet music they make available to the public.

4. Investigate our free legal forms before paying for one. Lincoln City Libraries offers many forms, both online and in books for users to consult. Some specific forms many find useful include: estate planning, rental agreements, and power of attorney.  Lincoln City Libraries cannot recommend or provide legal advice for our customers, but we can show you our resources.

5. Don't despair, repair! Try your hand at automobile repair. We offer repair manuals and wiring diagrams for many foreign and domestic cars.These resources are available at each library location and online.

6. Checkout a game from the library. Did you know the library has video games to borrow? Preview the titles and place your free holds. Many of our titles are geared towards family play and can be enjoyed by players of all ages.

7. Save subscription fees and membership costs by using Morningstar Investment Research Center and ValueLine Investment Research Center either from home or at any library location. These resources can help you keep track of your stocks, mutual funds, and more.



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7 Ways Your Library Can Save You Money

April 11, 2014 by storysean

Energize your household budget


The following tips are great ways to cut costs at home, while using the library.

1.    “Subscribe” to the library. Have you cut out magazine subscriptions at home or stopped the paper? Come to your local library branch to read the current issues of your favorite magazines. Don’t forget you can check-out back issues of almost all magazine subscriptions and take them home.  Many people don’t know that they can also access online periodical (magazine) databases on the library website.  You can easily connect to thousands of full-text articles in your favorite magazines and newspapers.  Take a look at our online magazine databases at http://webpac.lincolnlibraries.org:2048/login#per

2.    “Watch” a movie from the library. Did you know the library has current DVDs and music CDs?  Take a break from high rental rates and choose a DVD at one of our eight locations for a family movie night. We might even have the hard-to-find title your local video store can’t get in for you. Can you really afford not to check-out a movie with no rental fee?

3.    “Read” first then buy.  Do you buy a lot of books?  Think about checking books out and then buying those you can’t do without.  The library can find just about any title you can imagine.  If we don’t own it, we can most likely get it from another library in the United States or world. Inter-Library Loan is a great low-cost service for those whose need the hard-to-find titles.

4.    “Access” our Internet and Wi-Fi.  Each Lincoln City Libraries location has free Internet and Wi-Fi available.  Make it a habit to enjoy our spaces and save at the same time.  Don’t be afraid to come in and enjoy our locations to escape the heat or find comfort away from the cold.

5.     “Attend” free programs at the library.  Your library offers comprehensive programming for both kids and adults.  These high quality programs include music, computer classes, guest speakers, book groups, arts and crafts, movies, and more.  Our summer reading programs for kids attracts thousands of attendees each year.  And One Book One Lincoln programming has become one of the signature adult events each year.  

6.    “Save” gas and walk to one of the local branches near home.  While there, research which cars are most economical, learn how to reduce your carbon footprint, and maximize household savings by learning how to reduce energy consumption and increase efficiency.

7.    “Find” a new job or learn a new skill.  When you’re in, take a look at our résumé building books or job-hunting resources.  Some of these resources can even be accessed from home as eBooks.  You’ll also be amazed at the variety of free classes the library offers throughout the year.  It’s never too late to add some new tricks to your bag.  Energize your job search with tips from Lincoln City Libraries.

See seven more ways the library can save you money


Would you like some more information on how much your library is saving you out-of-pocket?  Visit our Library Value Calculator and find out what Lincoln City Libraries could save you.


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