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Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:04 AM

I borrowed a C++ book like ages ago and found it under my seat. When I went to turn it in they said I owed like a bunch of money. Lol. So instead of paying the fines, I went and got more book lol. (PHP5 and The Iliad)

Does anybody actually use them anymore?
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:13 AM

Why use public libraries when I could use any University or College library in my Province. Last time I was in a public library I recall having a stare down with an old lady. I think it was mainly because she smelled bad and was cramping my book borrowing style.

Plus I'm lazy and there is actually quite a few good books to borrow here on campus, although our library is fairly small.
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:25 AM

I am a programmer at heart. The first thing I think of when I read the term "public libraries" are program libraries licensed to be open source that do things you need (like libpng and SDL).
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:29 AM

XD I kinda actually thought of that too but I already knew what the subject was about lol.
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:35 PM

One time many many years ago, I got a book on learning to speak German. It was a United States Navy issued book from sometime in the 60's. At any rate, my two weeks were up & the book was due back. The problem is that I lived in Sandusky, but I borrowed the book from the Tiffin Library. The reason that I even had a Tiffin Library card is because I was in a band at the time, & two of the members lived in Tiffin & that's where we practiced.

So, the books due, & I was going out of town, so I left the book with our drummer to take back. I got a call about a week later letting me know the book was still out, & so logically I phoned up the drummer, outraged, asking about this stupid book. He assured me that he delivered it, so I did the dumb thing in thinking "ok fine, this is all taken care of".

Two weeks later I get another call, I ignore it, knowing that he said it was returned.

Another month or so later I get a letter in the mail that I owe the cost of the book plus late fees. So I call the library, they insist that book was never returned, even checking the shelf. So I phone my band mate up once again, & he's furious. I don't know what words were said, but I got a phone call from the Library, appologizing to me, because apparently the book was in the overnight return this entire time. I think I still owed $2 something, which I reluctantly paid.

So no, I don't go to the Library anymore, there is too much human intervention.

Another time when I 1st moved to this area, I got a free United States Flag in the welcome kit. Oooh. I lived in an apartment, so where the f*ck am I gonna hang up a flag? So I figured the logical thing to do was walk it down to the library, & leave it in the entrance. My thought process was that they would find it, & know what best to do with it. Well, some woman that worked at the Library saw me place it there, & as I walked out she insisted that I left it there. I of course told her she was crazy, senile, & imagining things. Woman, wtf would I bring a flag with me to the Library?

Those are my Library stories.
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:39 PM

what's a library?
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 03:07 PM

I go to the library maybe twice a month. Usually I either pick up some comic books or some "arty" movie, the kind that are hard to find elsewhere easily.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:04 PM

I have Amazon. If I need a book, I buy one because chances are Ill want/need to use it again and I dont feel like going to the library. However I still have 3 books from my HS Library :D
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:32 PM

I am always at the library.

Long live the Public Library....
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:36 PM

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what's a library dad?

it's where the homeless come to shave and go BM son.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:34 PM

@ KYA Lol - how true is that.

Ever smell the computer section at the library? They need to install showers there.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:15 PM

Haven't been to a library in forever. Most of the books I need or want I can either find on the Internet or borrow from a friend.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 08:39 PM

I used to go to the state library to get private tuition. Didn't really like it there, everyone is so uptight and/or pompous.
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Re: Public Libraries

Posted 26 November 2009 - 09:42 PM

View PostWolfCoder, on 25 Nov, 2009 - 02:25 PM, said:

I am a programmer at heart. The first thing I think of when I read the term "public libraries" are program libraries licensed to be open source that do things you need (like libpng and SDL).


Me too. As soon as I corrected my dyslexic moment when I read the title of this thread, which would have given the meaning a whole new twist. Guess which letter I dropped?
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:00 AM

The L?

Our library's computers are on dial up still. My mom takes my computer and tells me to do my homework on those computers. I tell her I'd rather flunk then use those old Windows 98 dial up pieces of shit.
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