Booking Through Thursday – Libraries

How often do you visit a library? Do you go to borrow books? Do research? Check out the multi-media center? Hang out with the friendly and knowledgeable staff? Are you there out of love or out of need? – BTT

Out of love! I go to the library once a week. It is definitely part of my weekly routine and has been for about the last decade. The only time I didn’t really go often or regularly was in graduate school, and even then I went to the school library every couple of weeks during non-exam time. I lived in a place with no or far from a library and even there, I found a library. I mostly go to borrow books. With internet catalogues, I can reserve most of the books I want in advance and there is less shelf browsing.

I love the library! I use to spend my summers there as a kid and hang out for hours in the children’s section, looking for books. No one really bothered me. I could just escape into the world of books. I still do. I have been extremely lucky in the sense that my hometown has a wonderful library system which makes it one of the best reasons to live here.