At least, it looks like libraries might be, to quote the article title, "the next big pop culture wave" (I followed the links via boing boing). Linda Holmes produces a great article, here, about how in a greener, more geek-friendly world, libraries are on the cusp of becoming really popular again. And, actually, I agree with her. There's a world of good to be said about libraries.
The Monash libraries, for example, now stock the deluxe editions of Hellboy and you can borrow all of Neil Gaiman's audio books, a host of Buffy and film DVDs. We do have a number of very friendly, rather brilliant librarians on the ground who are helping us stock up on our favourite authors and multimedia. If you have any suggestions for them, just let me know. And don't forget to go and check out the library catalogues - you'll be surprised what's lurking there between the more dry scholarly hardbacks.