"Readers can now borrow books from more than 4,000 public libraries regardless of where they live, it was announced today. The Society of Chief Librarians said members of the public simply need to show their existing library card or proof of address to join or use a library they are visiting. The scheme applies to public libraries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland is not part of the UK Society of Chief Librarians, although some Scottish authorities are considering joining the scheme. According to the society, customers will be able to borrow books from any library and, in some cases, use other services such as DVD rental and online resources. This could help people while on holiday or those who work in a different place from where they live, for example" - Guardian