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Google Search Now Checks Your Local Library For Ebooks

Now Google search results shows you an ebook's availability from your local library. Good job, Google!

Ode to Library Holds

A reader muses on library holds and interlibrary loans, which make books more accessible and their patrons' reading lives more convenient.

Why I Only Packed 3 Books for College

When you pack for college, you're going to have to leave some books behind. Here's why one reader decided to take exactly 3 books to campus.

How To Be a Book Lover on a Budget

Tips for being a book lover when you don't have a lot of money to spend on books (starting with your local library, of course).

8 Ways to Become a Library Catalog Power User

Tips and tricks for using your library catalog.

Libraries Won a Victory In Congress: Here’s How You Can Help Them Win More

One House Appropriations Committee recommends that the government continues to fund libraries. Here is what you can do to show your support.

Keep Calm and Read to the Babies

One librarian's harrowing (but ultimately positive) experience taking on baby storytime.

You Need a Library Card Catalog: These Are Some Of The Best

My dream home contains three very simple and reasonable commodities: lots of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves with a rolling ladder, a comfy ...

Quiet Riot: Managing Volume Levels in a School Library

How one school librarian manages noise levels in his library and still manages to keep a quiet riot.

Book Fetish: Volume 259

Bookish goodies for your literary life.

House Votes to Give Some Powers of Librarian of Congress to Donald Trump

Congress voted to cut the powers of the first African American Librarian of Congress and give some of her powers to Donald Trump.

Are Libraries Doomed? How Libraries are Funding Themselves

How libraries are attempting to raise their funding and provide necessary services in the face of Trump's budget cuts.

How I Slowed the Flood of Library Holds

How to suspend your library holds so you stagger the amount of books coming in.

Let’s Talk (in Library Code)!

For National Library Week: a guide to incorporating Dewey-based slang into your vernacular.

The Five Stages of Overdue Library Books

The bargaining one is very familiar.