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Consumer Information

  • Consumer Reports
    • Log in using your 14-digit library card number.
    • Consumer Reports has been testing, rating and reviewing products since 1936. Get buying advice and product comparisons for more than 5,000 products.
    • The Annual Buying Guide is now exclusively online. To access the Buying Guide, scroll to the bottom of the Consumer Reports database home page. Click on "Magazines and Books," then "CR Magazine Archive," then "Buying Guide."
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  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    • A U.S. government agency dedicated to making sure you are treated fairly by banks, lenders and other financial institutions.
    • Educate yourself on topics like auto loans, mortgages, student loans, and more.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
    • "CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction."
    • Look for product recall information, laws and regulations, and safety education
    • " strives to make information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products accessible to everyone in a transparent, easily understandable way."
  • J.D. Power Ratings and Awards
    • Each year, J.D. Power interacts with millions of consumers to better understand their opinions, perceptions, and expectations about a variety of products and services in more than a dozen industries.