I have rediscovered this amazing place on campus. I haven’t been since my grade-school days when my mom would take me on afternoons when she couldn’t have me cooped up in the house any longer. I forget how much I cherished browsing the aisles and aisles of stories and choosing a few to take home with me.
Guys, the library is so awesome. It works like this: You enter and fill out an easy form to get a free library card. Then you think about anything in the world you want to know more about. Request the book and you get to take it home with you for free. The only catch is you have to bring the book back eventually, but most libraries have a renewal policy that lets you keep it longer… and did I mention it’s free?
I’ve begun to realize in my senior year that I undervalued our ASU library. It took me three years before I finally checked out a book for a research paper. But now I visit almost every week. I am impressed by the variety of sources available. Did you know the ASU library has more than 4 million books? That is crazy!
I am easily impressed as you can see, but really, how cool is this? The library also has a culture pass program where you can check out free tickets to a multitude of places such as the Phoenix Zoo and the Phoenix Art Museum. Even if you aren’t looking to check anything out it is also a good place to just get some studying done. And as a total book nerd, it is my heaven.
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