I just came across this wonderful resource called Share Sydney– it’s tips and tricks for getting started in the share economy (aka collaborative consumption). There’s also a Share Sydney event at NG Gallery on the 24th of August 2013.
When you lack disposable income you have to make the most of what the community provides. When I stopped working full-time I suddenly lacked the cash for the books and magazines I so love to read. That’s when I became reaquainted with my local library. I couldn’t believe what I had been missing out on! A huge range of magazines, newspapers, DVDs and CDs, new books (I had a vague notion all the books would be out of date but there were the brand spanking new titles I had lusted after in the shops!), computers, scanner, photocopier, printer, free wifi, free activities and events such as rhymetime and story time for babies and toddlers, study assistance for older children doing their homework after school, and they even make it easy to identify the books that belong in the romance section!
My local library belongs to the City of Sydney and they make it so easy to get your hands on the item you desire. You can browse the collection online at home, reserve items and if they’re at another location they will bring to your local library and send you a text message when it arrives! Wonderful! Check it out here http://library.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/opac/ or visit your local library and rediscover what it has to offer! Perhaps you already have?