Paying for Library Access

Is there any case which you would drop $100 to use a library outside of your city/county?

Living in Silicon Valley, I have driving access to both the Stanford University and UC Berkeley’s libraries … if I pay the $100 a year library card fee.

Next week, I’ll be making this purchase and beginning some research days in the East Bay at the University of my dreams. (I wanted to study German at Berkeley.) The access to the HISTORICAL library is enough for this writer to pony up some monies.

Would you pay for a specific library’s resources?