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Can advanced magic books be ordered from a public library inm the UK?
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I believe only those with ISBN numbers can be ordered however not many magic books have these as they are printed by smaller companies and have limited runs. Although I could be proven wrong.
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It could be difficult because a lot of these books have a "specialized Use" that means that they are not available in public libraries.

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Not too familiar with the UK, but most libraries have an inter-library loan system where you can get books from other member libraries through your local one. I've been surprised over the years what books I can get through interlibrary loan. I learned when doing my first doctoral dissertation that just about any book you want is out there someplace and generally, interlibrary loan can find it for you. Always worth a try to ask at the library for a particular book. Worst they can say is "we can't get it"
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Advanced books, I don't think so, but libraries usually have a collection of beginner's books
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I recently went to the library (in the US) just to see what types of magic books they have. They have some books and videos on magic, however, just your basic beginner stuff that you can easily make yourself. Nothing spectacular.
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There is a central collection of books in England that your local libruary can order from but unless the book was sold through the usual bookshops it is unlikely to be stored there.
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Nah mate, only the ones with ISBN's, like Dover publications, and some of the hudarg stuff.
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