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Know Your Library – Consumer Reports

Did you know that Muhlenberg County Public Libraries offers patrons a free way to check independent ratings and reviews for thousands of goods and services before making a purchase?
Consumer Reports is a highly acclaimed and trusted organization that helps customers make good purchasing decisions, and with your library card, you can access their offerings for free from the comfort of your own home.
With the holiday shopping season coming up, this is a great time to start checking out Consumer Reports for any of the purchases you may be considering!
The website has categories for all different types of goods and services, so there’s truly something for almost everyone. On Consumer Reports, you’ll find information and recommendations about appliances, electronics, kids’ items, home medical equipment and even cars.
Products featured on Consumer Reports have undergone independent testing and research. The Consumer Reports panel of researchers includes more than 140 experts at 63 different labs. After they test each item, they provide ratings, reviews and, where appropriate, recommendations for the best product to purchase in each category. They also take into consideration consumers’ opinions (collected via online survey) to make their recommendations for each product.
You can access Consumer Reports from our Online Resources page.
For more information on how to get started using Consumer Reports, you can watch our tutorial at or give us a call at 270-338-4760!

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