I got a library card!

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The truth is, I have several library cards. I have no idea where they are. I don't avail myself of my public library's services often enough. HOWEVER, that has all changed. Apparently, public libraries are way more cutting edge than I have given them credit for, and I recently got an "e-card" at the Los Angeles Public Library. Now, I'm unstoppable.

Turns out, you can borrow both audiobooks and ebooks from the public library WITHOUT GETTING OUT OF BED. I downloaded an app called Overdrive to listen to the audiobooks and the Kindle app to read ebooks, and everything is managed through the library's site.

It seems like everything can only be checked out for about three weeks, so I don't know if it would be feasible to try to check textbooks out for school. But I have been burning through my list of books I have been meaning to read for months--every time I'm in the car, I get through another chapter (or several) of an audiobook, and whenever I'm stuck waiting somewhere, I can take out my phone and read a few pages of an ebook.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this little life hack, because I'm not entirely sure how I've gone so long without knowing about it. If you're in Los Angeles, the links above should be everything you need to get started! If you're not in LA, check with your local library, I bet most libraries have something like the LAPL's e-card. And there's something really satisfying about having a library card--and actually using it.