Money Saving Monday: Borrow Books & More from the Library

Money Saving Monday

*Every Monday throughout 2014 I will be sharing Money Savings Tips to help stick to and expand your budget!

A great way to save money on entertainment is to visit your local library whether it be in person or online. The library is a great resource for free books, movies, music, audiobooks, and more.

If you have a kindle or a nook, you can borrow books from the  library onto your device without going to the library. Just head to the website of your local library or straight to OverDrive to find and download material for free. Keep in mind the online system works similar to the traditional library system. Popular books may be checked out and you may need to be on a waitlist with a certain period of time to read the book before it is automatically returned.

You can also rent movies from local libraries as well. If you don’t feel like heading to the library, you can head to Hoopla and enter your library card from a participating library like BPL, Brookline, Watertown and much more to stream movies online! You can borrow free music, videos, and audiobooks on your PC, tablet or phone.

Another way local libraries help with budget-friendly entertainment is with free museum passes and more. If you are looking for a way to explore the area this summer, request a museum or attraction pass in advance. For more information about Boston Public Library museum passes and more, you can head here.

You do not need to be a Boston resident to be a Boston Public Library cardholder, but you need to be a Massachusetts resident. Also, check your local library for free and discount museum passes and entertainment as well.

Do you have any tips for saving on entertainment at local libraries? Do you borrow books, movies, music and more from the library?

To find more Money Saving Tips from Boston On Budget, please head here.

Comments

  1. says

    Great suggestion! I stop by the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy at least once a week to pick up books & DVDs. Their museum pass program is great for summer weekends when you want to play tourist in MA. (I’ve been meaning to take a Boston by Foot tour soon.)