Back when I started this blog, I noted that your local library is a great resource for ripping music. I have now one-upped myself by not only using my local library, but requesting that other libraries ship their music to mine. In Massachusetts, we have this system called C/W MARS that lets libraries know about each other’s inventory. Conveniently, it also allows patrons of one library to request that an item from another be transported, at tax-payer expense, to them.
Using this excellent system just to request music discs makes me feel vaguely guilty. I think I might slip some books on curing cancer into the mix.