Do you have a library card?
Does your Library have any amenities?
Ours has a book program that if it doesn't have a book it can request it from another branch in the system if they have it and if they don't they can search for it throughout the state library system and request it.
Another awesome thing it has is passes to local museums and activity centers (wildlife preserves natural parks etc.) to borrow as well.
I remember when I was little we had a limit of 2 books or 1 video tape and we had it for 2 weeks and could renew once.
NOW we can have up to 35 books or 5 dvds and unless new or requested you can have it for 4 weeks and can renew various amounts.