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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Try Your Local Library Instead of a Coffee Shop to Get Work Done
by: David Greenbaum
When you think of a library, most people think of a quiet place to study. If you want to get work done and spread out, you go to a coffee shop. Newer libraries offer the same amenities as coffee shops, and sometimes even more.
Fast Company says libraries have turned into great workspaces:
For the growing ranks of freelancers whose alternatives range from a cramped corner of their bedroom to a $500-a-month, private coworking space, the new library work zones are a boon. Decked out with fast Internet, 3-D printers, meeting rooms, whiteboards, and plenty of space to spread out, they're much better suited to getting work done than jostling for counter space at a noisy coffee shop
My local public library has study rooms and outlets everywhere. The Wi-Fi is fast and I can bring food and drink in with me. Many libraries, including my local library, have an on-site coffee shop too. Most surprisingly, nobody comes over to me and goes "shhh", even when I talk on the phone.
Check out the link for more details on why you might consider working at the library for a change.