This may seem like a simple thing to some of you, but I have recently discovered the joys of the Cheshire Libraries Online Catalogue. I noticed on Goodreads that a friend of mine had read Stephen Gately’s novel and I asked her about it. She’d liked it but advised me to get it from the library rather than buying it. I have been a member of the library for years and years but rarely borrow, and my local library is one of the smaller branches with a limited stock. So I looked at the above website and found out about reserving books online. I have reserved Stephen’s book and also two others on soapmaking. It only costs £1 per book – much cheaper than buying the book, and especially with something like the soapmaking books you can have a look at it and decide to buy later if you want to. You can specify that you want to collect it at your local branch.
I’ve only done this in the last couple of days so haven’t got any of the books yet, but hopefully i should get an email from them soon.
It’ll be especially useful in my a-z author challenge because i can borrow books I wouldn’t necessarily buy to fill in the gaps of authors I don;t have for a certain letter.
Don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner.