Aside from free access to books, movies, music and online classes, public libraries can be a great place to get audio books. Most locations have huge collections available on CD and online. With just a few clicks, you can download titles straight off their website and directly onto your computer. When the average audio book costs $20, the savings can really add up.
Another lesser-known service that public libraries offer is free access to e-books. With an average cost of $7.65 each, this is another great deal. Many branches have fantastic, up-to date websites where, in a matter of minutes, you can download and read the latest titles on your iPad, e-reader or smartphone.
As an added bonus, sometimes new e-book titles are available before the printed versions hit the shelves, so you'll be getting your hands on great reads in advance.
Last but not least, public libraries have an excellent selection of e-magazines, which you can digitally check out through an app. What's great about this is that there's no limit on how many people can download an issue, so you'll never have to wait.
With a free library membership, you can save big on audio books, magazines and more. Check out your local branch to cash in on the savings for yourself.