ANSWERS: 98
  • Constantly. When I go to a library I get the same "thrill of possibilities" that I get walking into a hardware store or a stationer's. A few years ago I did some research that had me visiting archival collections from Alaska to Los Angeles to Louisiana. Four months of using libraries nearly every waking hour and I still love them!
  • Every chance I get. I could live in one.
  • I did, a lot, when I was younger but now I like to own the book.
  • I live directly across the street from one and I go there just about every day
  • Not very often. I don't have or like to store alot of books. So I read enough of it online or off to decide if I want to buy it or not. Sometimes I borrow from a friend first.
  • Yes I do, it is probably the best independent source for your freedom.
  • Almost daily. Even if it is to check out VHS and DVD movies to watch. Why rent or buy movies, audio books,CD'c etc when you can check them out free from the local library. And read the latest magazines free. Also through interlibrary loan you can get just about any book you want.
  • I did all the time when I lived in New Iberia; they had a great library. Now that I've moved I don't go at all. I do any research I need on the computer. I don't like it as much. I'm a hands on kind of person. I have to buy books to read; that sucks too.
  • I love the library. I don't go as much as I use to but I do go at least several times a year.
  • I did when I was younger, but now I find that most of the reference books are outdated, so I prefer the internet.
  • No, since the Internet and my own home library I havent had the need.
  • I would say two to three times a month.
  • I go to library for about two days in a week. I use to read a large number of books in a week.
  • Always im using it rite now.
  • Yes I do all the time. I get Audio tapes, Discs as well as Books. In this University town we have some incredible libraries.
  • I love the library but i only go maybe 3 or 4 times a year. people think the internet replaces the library but that couldnt be more false. the library has free access to old newspapers and magazines. the internet makes you pay. the library has free access to the internet. the internet makes you pay. not to mention the insane ammount of books that i've never heard of. the internet tells me the new ones and wants me to pay for them the library gives me all of them and it only cost me 5 dollars because i lost the original library card. a replacement cost 5 bucks.
  • Yes. Many libraries are becoming much more than book storage areas. There's often learning centers, museums, reference technicians, even theatres and civic centers. Its unfortunate that most libraries are underutilized and not adequately funded.
  • 1) As I was young libraries were free. After they started to charge you for borrowing books, I was so shoked I never recovered. 2) they have the same working hours as I do. So I just go on holidays. 3) they give you good advice, but I checked that they also boycott some books on reason of their own. These are easier to find elsewhere.
  • I have not gone to a public library in 2 or 3 years. I do work in my school's library, but I don't use the books. When I read, I buy the book.
  • I haven't been to a library in years. I don't think they will disappear. I know people who still love going almost daily. And some of the modern libraries have internet connections.
  • me and my kid go to the kids library every week and i guess it has helped him a lot in building his vocabulary and helped me in saving the money on buying books
  • When I read (which is a lot), I buy my books... I think when i have children one day, I will take them to the library often, because it is important for them to read, and books get expensive. Libraries are a great thing, and I hope that they don't disappear, but I can't think of many people who go to the library regularly.
  • I would have to say the last time I went to a library was approximately 13 years ago when I was in college..sad but true
  • I haven't been in years. But that's because I take so long to read a book it's better for me to buy it. And cheaper because I'm the kind that gets late fees like crazy. I don't think they'll ever disappear. They have come up with some really great innovations to keep people coming in like internet connections, speakers, and lots of children's programs. What makes me really sad is where I live the kids are so poorly educated, but the library closes when most of them get out of school and forget about weekends. It makes no sense to me that in a town so far from anything the one place kids have to be connected to the world is closed when they need it most.
  • I haven't been inside a library in several years.
  • I go to the library every 3 weeks, because that's when my books are due. I personally am kind of a bookworm, so I would get bored without having something to read. I don't think libraries will disappear. I still see many people at the library.
  • I don't go to libraries as often as I used to. "Instant information" seems to be the current trend. Too bad it's often subjective, biased, and unsupported by academic research. If libraries and newspapers disappear from society it will return again to the dark ages. The modern internet and it's information is about as reliable as Pravda and Fox News.
  • I've not been to a library in years. I don't think "Libraries" will ever disappear at all. They will change however. They could well be unrecognisable in 50 years. They could even be nothing more than vast amounts of memory on a machine...
  • Once every few months when I'm off work. They have a coffee shop there and used books for sale (really cheap!)in the lobby.
  • I volunteer at the public library. They are great for research and periodicals and magazines. Librarians are great resources for searches of all kinds. Also, libraries are great escapes from the stress of everyday life for many.
  • Generally, twice a week. I'm a bibliophile. I think reading is relaxing, as well as educational and recreational.
  • I added another answer because this is so long, and I thought it might help someone else. I go to the library approx. twice a week. I browse the catalog online, and if there's something I want that isn't available at my local branch, I order it to be transferred from another one. (I love that feature.) I love mysteries/crime, cooking fiction, some historical fiction (stuff set in different eras; not the cheesy romance stuff,)some sci-fi and fantasy, information/reference on different world religions, how-tos, etc. I'll admit I've not heard of some of the authors that bookdoc listed, so I'll have to investigate them. Here are the faves we share:Dean Koontz, Stuart Woods, Sue Grafton, James Patterson, Jonathan Kellerman, Janet Evanovich, Tony Hillerman, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephanie Winston. To that list I add: Perri O'Shaughnessy, Faye Kellerman, Jonathan Krakauer, Michael Crichton, Phil Margolin, Patricia Cornell, Richard North Patterson, Stephen Frey, Robert B. Parker, CS Lewis, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Hiaasen, JK Rowling, Jane Austen, Willa Cather, Kaye Gibbons, (fave for period fiction) Nicholas Sparks, Sue Monk Kidd, JoAnn Fluke, Diane Mott Davidson, Tamar Myers, Erma Bombeck, Barbara Johnson. I could go on and on! Love this question!
  • Not as often as I would like because they are closed 3-4 days out of 7, for our/their convenience
  • I don't use the library often, I actually use the bookstore more. I spend so much money on books.
  • i use the library so often, that when my friends want to find me, they asked themselves: if i were gabstar, where would i go... oh yes. how could anyone forget... the library... i love the library and could live there for the rest of my life!
  • I love the library and I use it almost everyday for my assignments (and for sneaking into the corner or empty isle with a cute boy but thats very rare these days) :)
  • A couple of times a week . It's on the way home from the pub and sometimes I have to run in and use their toilet.
  • Never, because my house is a library just about! When I want something or get an idea in my head I want it straight away, which in this case results in me just buying every recommended fiction book, every text book, every kind of document... It'd be a lot cheaper to use the library, but I don't find the time, and I guess I'm lazy seeing as I can obtain what I want without moving from my computer chair. x If there was no internet though, I'd use it a lot x
  • I used to use the library, but I checked out a book a year ago and know I'm afraid to go back in (I didn't return the book and now I can't find it). I have no idea what the fines are.....so I'm avoiding that too.
  • Maybe once a year. My neighborhood isn't annexed into the city yet, and that means no library privileges. (bummer... you'd think my property taxes that pay those public services would count me in...) :) WTH? I answered the question about "How often do you use your public library".... ok then, no I haven't noticed my public library hours changing... considering the fact that I hardly use them...
  • I used to go there every week and borrow like 10 books at a time...now I prefer to buy books...but i still visit the library now and then
  • Never...I work at a university library and use it...
  • Two times a week
  • I use the one at my school every once in a while, and almost never use the public one. I prefer to do my researching via this machine that I have: I call it a "computer" and I really think they are going to take off and become quite popular.
  • I use the public library at least once a week. I love to read, and enjoy the free DVD "rental" for movies.
  • 3-4 times a month.
  • I go 1-2 times a week, but I use library services like downloadable audiobooks every day
  • I don't go nearly as often as I would like -- I can lose big blocks of time in the library. I love it! During my slower season (January - March), I try to go once a week. Almost never the rest of the year, though.
  • all the time!!
  • N-E-V-E-R. Since the Internet.
  • Rarely ever. The last time I went was to look for books for a school project.
  • I was there today. I go about twice a month maybe.
  • Every 2-3 weeks.
  • Weekly, I'm a volunteer at the literacy center there.
  • I used to be in it all the time, at least 2-4 times a month. Now, since moving out here in the boonies of upstate New York, I haven't really enjoyed going because they don't have any books in these tiny libraries and I can't spend all my time ordering books to come to me. But I do miss it.
  • I used to go every couple of days... it was a WHOLE lot less expensive to get my cheesy Sci-Fi fix from the Library's Star Trek novel collection than to buy my own. Now, I've read all the Trek books in my local library... and like galeanda, I am too impatient to wait for the books to come to me ^_^
  • As frequently as I can!
  • Usually once or twice a month.
  • never. i would, but i'm too much of a damn germaphobe.
  • I never have here
  • All the time, I'm a librarian!
  • More than most. I'm a docent at the library.
  • I go to the library quite frequently. I love to read. I also love the services the library offers me....in the comfort of my living room I can request books (and get notified via email when the books are being held for me), and renew my books (thus avoiding late fees). No, libraries will not disappear from lack of use; their use will continue to change with technology. I remember when going to a library meant you checked out books, now it's DVD's and books on CD as well. There are numerouse computers for public use. There will always be a need for libraries.
  • I feel like an old fart when i go to the university library and NOT ONLY have they gotten rid of the card catalogue, but all the cards are in trays next to the computers for use as scratch paper.
  • I get 12 Audio Books every month. I sleep very badly so I lay in bed and listen to them , they help me to relax. We have some fantastic Libraries and they are very busy.
  • I envision them with few hard copies and most if not all of its info accessed via intranet through terminals or wi-fi.
  • ... maybe 4 to 6 times annually ... although I am sure they will keep storing all sorts of literature, I forsee a rise in e-books and a decrease in the reading of actual paper books. http://www.slate.com/id/2184927/slideshow/2184934/ http://www.spl.org/images/slideshow/NewCentralSlideshow.asp http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/locations.jsp?parent_id=8&page_id=20 http://www.rossdawsonblog.com/weblog/archives/2007/10/extinction_time.html .
  • I love libraries. Before we moved to NY I was always at the library, at least 2-3 times a month, checking out an armful of books. Fiction, non-fiction, of course many were cookbooks and how to books. But I would pick a subject and them check out books and read all about something. I just love knowledge and learning. It's just not the same online. I don't sit here and read like that. I need a book in my hands and I need to see the pages, turn them, go back briefly. And when I find a book that really intrigues me, I use the internet to find myself a copy, usually used:-)
  • I hope not!!! The library is amazing. It seems crazy to me that some people say that they havent been in years. I dont check out books as often as I used to at the library, because quite honestly I enjoy reading them while I am there. I go to book stores much more often than I go to libraries. If libraries turned into virtual machines, I may cry.
  • Nope. I have been to the library recently, though.
  • Twice a month.
  • Every three weeks, when the books the kids and I checked out last time are due.
  • About once a month.
  • About 20 times a year, sadly for the DVD movies, I am not an avid reader.
  • Almost everday. I love to read. Sometimes my mom even tells me I should read less.
  • We have only driven by it since we moved to Hemet last November..through a series of various circumstances we haven't really had the time to get our cards. However, sometime after October we're going to get our cards and start using the Library. It is beautiful, quite new and we're anxious to go there. When we lived in Riverside we'd go to the library and spend a few hours reading our various books..it was very nice! :)
  • Get a new book every week or two. Why not? I used to buy books, but since I have to pay taxes to keep the library funded, may as well use that instead. I'm also forced to pay taxes to keep the public schools funded, even though I am not allowed to use that and would get arrested if I even step foot on the property of a public school. Doesn't seem fair, but, well, that's the way it goes at times.
  • About once a week.
  • Never. I live in a small town. Most of their Sci-fi section is a donation I dropped off a couple of weeks ago. The entire library is a smallish old house, probably under 500 square feet. And their hours are short, weird, and not easy to work around; Su - . Mo 3-7 . Tu 10-2 . We 3-7 . Th - . Fr - . Sa 10-12
  • As often as possible. And I love going to their book sale.
  • rarely, i usually buy my books.:-)+
  • A least once a week!
  • once or twice a month::
  • Yes, once a week or every other week. It depends on how many books I check out when I go.
  • Yep. About once a week.
  • No, I do not use the library often. I do a lot of internet surfing.
  • yes, nearly evry day.
  • I go to the library everday.
  • I cant remember when was the last time!!
  • Every weekend. 4 times in a month.+5
  • every week with my kids in a perfect world
  • Pretty much daily.
  • Few times a year. I usually keep my personal printed, and audiovisual, library pretty updated. And, in this town the "Bookmobile" is more a kids selection type of library.
  • i think the last time i was in a library was 3 or 4 years ago but i do read so i'm not dumn i promise :) LOL!
  • I honestly haven't been to a library in 14 years. Used to go once a week when I was in school.
  • When I am done with a book and need to return it for another. It depends more on how fast I read and how busy I am with other things. If I have to leave the country, it becomes harder to take things out because I will not be able to return them on time.I do manage to get there several times a month.

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