Be a smart consumer: your library can help

Consumers’ Checkbook is a great resource for reviews of local service providers. Originally only available in libraries, now you can access Consumers’ Checkbook from your computer or mobile device. Just enter your library card number, whether accessing Consumers' Checkbook in the library or elsewhere, and set up an account upon entering the first time. With an account, you will be able to write your own reviews, greatly adding value to this local resource.

With your library card and a computer or mobile device, you can also access:

  • Consumer Reports, to help you be an informed consumer. You get full-text access to the current issue and over twenty years of previous issues.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition, which provides full-text articles on medical sciences, food sciences, medications, nutrition, childcare, fitness, sports medicine and general health.
  • Consumer Health Complete, to explore full-text reports and magazine articles on mainstream, complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.