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Public Libraries

Access to a public library provides an important resource for your study at Northcentral University. In the U.S., public libraries allow any patron to borrow through interlibrary loan, provide borrowing privileges from their collection, make photocopies and access online databases in house or via the Internet. The public library may be part of a larger network of libraries that may include colleges and universities.

Someone in a rural area may be able to obtain a public library card from a close metropolitan library, community college, or a county library with no or low cost in order to access online databases via the Internet.

Find a local public library website and contact information:

http://www.publiclibraries.com/

Browse a directory of public libraries by state: 

http://www.lib-web.org/united-states/academic-libraries/

Use WorldCat's Library Search to find a library near you:

http://www.worldcat.org/libraries

Access a directory of state electronic libraries:

http://library.ncu.edu/public_images/elrc/2013/web/stateelectroniclibraries.pdf

Browse or search for libraries worldwide:

http://www.lib-web.org/