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Hmmmmmm, not quite sure on how to do this but I would just like to write a review on using your local library services. I was a little surprised as to the area that it was in, but hey ho that is Ciao for you as they put it there supposedly! But anyway, back to the subject in mind.How do I use the library service?
Well, you have to actually be a member in order to use pretty much any of the facilities that are on offer. It is usually free to join, but there are usually stipulations that you must agree to meet prior to joining:1. That you are a permanent resident in the area that provides the service. If you live in Devon or Cornwall, then you can't use the service in Avon or Somerset. But even with that said, in Plymouth and Torbay now (both of these being in Devon) they are now separate authorities and so you are only as member of the authority in which you live - but of course, you must change and re-register should you move away.
What services do libraries usually provide?Well, that does of course rather much depend on the size of the library. Of course, all libraries will hold the various styles of booksk - adults; children; fiction; non-fiction, etc. There may well also be a computer point, and a music/ talking book section.
How do I take books out?On registering, you will be given a library card which needs to accompany your each and every visit should you wish to take a book out. You make your selection, take it to the counter and get the book stamped with a return date - this is usually 21 days, although some may be shorter owing to the nature of what they cover but this should be displayed anyway. There is a restriction on the number of books that you can take out, which is usually eight. Children of course can have their own cards, meaning that you don't have to take out any books for them!
But of course, should you not return them in the stated time frame then you will be fined - so be aware, as interest is also charged as time goes on!There are however various reference books that cannot be removed from the library, due to the subjects that they cover and are usually encyclopedias so they need to be there for general use and consumption!
In my own opinion, to conclude I do feel that it is in everyone's best interests to join their local library as it is a good way of reading but without having to spend out loads on buying books - especially if you don't like them! But in terms of increasing your own knowledge base this is also a good place to be so go for it.
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