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View Poll Results: Do you have a library card?
Yes, and I not only check out books, but more (research, author events, gift shop, etc.) 10 20.83%
Yes, I'm in the library quite a bit 11 22.92%
Yes, I have a card, but rarely use it 17 35.42%
No, no card 10 20.83%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-08-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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According to the Times, two million New Yorkers have library cards! Do you?
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Yes, of course. The NYC library systems are among the greatest perks to living in this city.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:55 PM
 
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Yes, I do, but none of the poll answers fit me well. I mostly use the online resources. I sometimes check out books for my Kindle, and I also use the free Lynda.com database. I also occasionally use at the other online resources like Flipster.

But I actually rarely go into the libraries anymore. There was an incident which I may have written about here that turned me against physically going to the libraries. I used to go to the main library on 40th and 5th and look through the books on the 3rd floor. Sometimes I would go and stay for a few hours. One day I was there and a homeless person came in who smelled so bad he made the entire floor stink to high heaven -- which was a difficult thing to accomplish because the ceilings are very high. I thought I was going to throw up or pass out. After that I became concerned about the cleanliness of even sitting in the chairs, got worried about bedbugs, etc. It's unfortunate but that's why I don't go anymore.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:39 AM
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Yes, I have a library card for borrowing e books. I never go to the libraries, but I have access to their e book collections.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:46 AM
 
Location: SC
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I LOVE the library!!! I spent many happy hot summers sitting in the cool a/c, enjoying the books, as well as the art classes offered. Throughout the years, every town I moved to, I immediately went to the local library and got my card.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Squirrel Tree
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Yes, and I also used to have ones for Brooklyn and Queens despite not living there.
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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I didn't use the library since middle elementary school but now that I have kids I'm there at least once a week. As a result I take out books for myself as well.
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I still borrow books from the library from time to time to save money. I also used to attend the evening seminars offered at the Mid Manhattan Library and business seminars at SIBL. They were really ok for a free seminar & a good way to spend one's time. I highly recommend if they're still offering those. Haven't been to one recently in eight or so years.
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:23 PM
 
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Voted "no", because haven't had a LC in decades, nor see the need.
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Tree
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Voted "no", because haven't had a LC in decades, nor see the need.
Not even inter library loan?
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