Stop Paying for These 10 Things That Are Free With a Library Card

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The libraries of today are so much more than dusty shelves and librarians who shush you.

Dee Culbertson, director of the Madison Public Library in Madison, Ohio, points out that libraries are rapidly becoming cultural centers with access to everything imaginable — even if you don’t come in to the library.

“We love that our patrons can check out everything from a character-shaped cake pan to driving cones from our library,” she says. “They can use the same library card to access free online resources — including LinkedIn Learning, the Sony music catalog, streaming video and more. The library’s not just about books anymore.”

So, before you spend money on a subscription or a one-time purchase, call your local library.

Following are examples of the varied items you can check out and the services you can access for free through libraries.

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