"Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson
Most definitely give it a shot. I'm lucky enough to have a fairly large library that has both a "Graphic Novel" section and a "Teen Section." The Teen one is comprised solely of trades while the GN one has more collected editions like Essential Punisher Vol 1, hardcovers, and it's right next to the disappointingly small manga section. If you're lucky, as other posters have mentioned, you can have books shipped to a library closer to you. I read so much stuff at the library, caught up on/got introduced to some awesome stories, and saved a lot of money in the process. Definitely give it a shot. You could even call and ask someone to get a general feel of titles they have if you don't have access to a computer all the time. Best of luck to you!
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My library system has a fair amount of manga, some superhero tpbs (including the complete [so far] Astro City collection), and assorted other tpbs and GNs in its Young Adult section (which always makes me feel like a bit of a creeper, but what the hell).
I was also pleasantly surprised to discover a while back a separate 'adults only (not porn!) GN section, from which I've borrowed Asterios Polyp, Black Hole, a bunch of Dan Clowes stuff, and I currently have A Contract With God sitting here waiting to be read.
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I used to know but now i owe them too much money because of a cd i had borrowed and then lost.
My local library is pretty good in that it has alot comics GN and alot of comics from Europe,Manga and american comics. The people who order apparently are fan of Vertigo,Alan Moore because there are tons of those comics in the shelfs of course not as much as the french speaking classic comics.
I use my library to try artist,writers i dont know and see if they are good enough to buy their comics in volumes from local comic shop. Often i dont even need to use interlibrary loan system.
The Walking Dead,Fatale,Near Death,Storm Dogs,Happy,BPRD,XO-Manowar
American Vampire,Animal Man,Swamp Thing
Daredevil, Winter Soldier,Indestructible Hulk