PSAs: Your local university may allow people from the local area to borrow books. The University of Memphis says that local residents can get a special card to take out books from their library.
Be a friend of your local library. In Memphis, the friends of the library started the popular african american popular library that you can see at the central library, which is on union street, I believe. The Cordova library wants gently used books, but not textbooks, and also they really want books for children. They will sell them to raise funds for programs.