Did you know you can search through the library’s catalog and request certain books, then the library will hold the book for you? And if the book has been checked out, or is at some other library, they’ll e-mail you when it arrives and you can come pick it up? I’ve been hearing about this book called Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) through some interviews with the author. I added it to my Amazon wish list and figured I’d have to wait a while to buy it. Then I discovered how awesome the library is and requested it a few days ago. I just got an e-mail letting me know the book is waiting for me and I’m going to go pick it up on my lunch break.
This bit of news is only useful if you like reading, of course.