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October 5, 2015

Using the Library

Explore the Collection

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Explore the Collection

Are there really 2 million items in the Library collection?

Yes. People are often surprised by the number and different types of items available at the Library.


  • Books, DVDs & CDs
    Including books for children, teens and adults; books on tape and CD; films and music; comic books and graphic novels; and books in many languages and large print.




  • Online reference resources
    Magazines, newspapers and journals from around the world; encyclopedias and dictionaries; directories; and other reference materials.


  • Special Collections
    From photographs and paintings to autographs, maps and books that highlight the rich history and culture of our region
  • End of list


Please note:
The Library is not responsible for damage to electronic equipment belonging to patrons.

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