Here in Portland, we've got a very good system. * 3 week borrowing (or indefinitely, if no one else is on the waiting list) * can borrow as many as you want (at least, I've had as many as 25 things out at one time without any problem) * pretty good web interface for browsing the catalog and placing holds * everything gets delivered to your local branch, and you get email notification when it arrives * 100% free My girlfriend and I have borrowed at least 250 DVDs in the past year or so. Criterions, box sets, you name it. Right now we've got The Pianist, Led Zeppelin, Quiz Show, Hearts and Minds, A River Runs Through It, Farewell My Concubine, Fox and his Friends, and Snatch. It's great for 1) movies you like and want to see one more time, but don't want to purchase for your collection and 2) "risky" titles that you're curious about. I've borrowed many that I almost made a blind purchase on, and once I saw them I was glad I didn't. Conversely, there's about 15-20 that I borrowed and now own or intend to buy. Of course, it's not perfect... * they don't have everything (although they get new stuff all the time) * some titles have an awfully long waiting list, we've waited up to 3 months for some * sometimes no choice between widescreen and fullscreen (they only seemed to get the fullscreen version of Spiderman, for example) * occasionally a disc is scratched or smudged Anyone have good (or bad) luck with the library? I've really been pleased with how it's helped to curb my spending.