Friday, January 27, 2012

the world wide web of books

You probably already know that I have an affinity for books plus I volunteer at the library every week. Seems info on just about any subject I seek is covered by books at my library. It's seldom that I search for a title that isn't part of the Multnomah County Library

Until this week, that is. I've been geeking out reading about osteopathic medicine, which somehow led me to books about the psoas muscle. Long story short: there were two book titles I wanted to read but that my library didn't carry. Well, did you know you can get books from other libraries through the Interlibrary Loan system? Yep! You'll need a library card to get started. On the Multnomah site you go to the services page, and click the InterLibrary Loan link. From there you'll need to create an account to search for titles available from libraries all over world! It's like Amazon for free!



Once you're in the system, search for titles, subject, etc.
Check out the ways to narrow your search too.
You'll get a list of books that meet your parameters.  


I was looking for a book literally titled The Psoas Book by Liz Koch,
which came up #2 in the system.
From there I could see how many libraries had it on the shelf.

24 libraries have this title. From Oregon to Hong Kong.
I don't have any control over which library will send it to me.  


OK, I'm a fitness geek and a book worm, so this excited me. Had it share! Now I just have to wait and see how it goes from here. Pretty cool if you ask me!

Happy reading ya'll!

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