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New at the Libraries: Free Access to Consumer Reports Online

Post Date:05/05/2017 1:00 PM

The Lower Merion Library System has added a new resource to its online services, Consumer Reports, at Consumer Reports is the magazine of the leading independent, nonprofit organization working side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world. Consumer Reports accepts no advertising and its product ratings are renowned for their accuracy and impartial evaluations.

Consumer Reports magazine, Lower Merion Libraries

Consumer Reports provides independent evaluations and rating of products from air conditioners to yogurt. Their annual automobile assessment is always a popular report. The ratings provide details on why one name-brand product is better than the others and include “Best Buys” – products that combine high quality with low cost. The online version of Consumer Reports includes more ratings and evaluations than the print version.

Access to Consumer Reports online is free to all Lower Merion residents with an LMLS library card. Just visit the Lower Merion Library System web page, and click the Consumer Reports icon in the right-hand column. If you are accessing the service remotely, you will have to enter your 14-digit LMLS library card number. The reports can be e-mailed or shared on social media. It is also a great resource to bookmark on your cell phone to make in-store shopping decisions a snap.

The Lower Merion Library system is a department of Township government providing books, media, programs and activities through six neighborhood locations and online at