Save money by borrowing with a library card

Author: Erica Thatcher


Date: 09/09/2022 13:15:51

September is library card month, and the San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries would like to remind residents of the value of a library card.


September is Library Card Registration Month, and San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries would like to remind residents of the value of a library card.

If you don’t have a card or haven’t used your card in a while, now is a great time to find out what the library has to offer and how much money you could save by using the card. library,” said library engagement and marketing coordinator, Erica Thatcher. “A library card is a tool for success in many ways.”

By borrowing instead of buying, cardholders save hundreds of dollars. They can store the the library on line catalog-a collection of hundreds of thousands of new and classic books and DVDs, and have the titles delivered to their favorite library, or they can browse the shelves in real life.

There’s no charge fees or late fees.

Our customers tell us how good it feels to fill their book bags with quality free stuff — it’s a dopamine hit,” Thatcher said.

“I like to show people how much they can save,” Thatcher said. “According to the online calculator at ILoveLibraries.org a family could save about $2300 by borrowing three bags of adult books, a few stacks of picture books, and two museum passes, instead of buying.”

Library Card Signup Month is an annual initiative of the American Library Association which highlights the value of a library card for lifelong learning. Visit slolibrary.org for more information on library cardsservices and locations.

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