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Posted 1/13/15
There's a wide variety of manga there (as in the whole branch)
oh course, they have the typical bleach, naruto, one piece and other typical titles (like Ouran, kuroshitsuji) but they do have some interesting titles but i've read almost all the books im interested in.
However, recently they did get a yaoi manga (very big surprise), several shounen-ai, i think there's strawberry panic (yuri) somewhere in the main library...
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Posted 1/14/15
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Posted 1/14/15
I sometimes work in the library.
There's about 2 books. One on Pokemon the other on Ponyo in the children's section, other than that there's nothing.
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Posted 1/14/15
I live in a small subourban city in the greater LA metropolitan area.

The local library mainly has old stuff. They had some Death Note, Ouran, Fairy Tail, and even Attack on Titan. Although there was only a few volumes to choose from, I assume that the rest were all checked out.

OH AND MY SCHOOL LIBRARY JUST GOT 100 VOLUMES OF BOTH NARUTO AND BLEACH.

But yeah, I don't count on the library to supply me with manga. I either buy my manga or read online.
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Posted 1/14/15
Apparently my local library system has a lot of manga, I was looking at the catalogue earlier, but i have yet to discover where they keep it. Also, it looked like they mostly had stuff i wasn't interested in reading (pokemon, naruto, AoT, etc).
Incedentaly, I've taken to going to my local B&N and reading a random volume of something on occasion,their selection isnt great, but sometimes its nice to read it in an actual book rather than on my computer
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Posted 1/14/15
I live in a rural area but my library has a very extensive manga selection.
Complete collections of Death Note, Eyeshield 21, Fruits Basket, Gintama, Slam Dumk, Vampire Knight (anything by Matsuri Hino really), OHSHC, Boys over Flowers, The Wallflower and really any "old series" you can think of. Plenty of obscure titles like Cactus's Secret/Zig Zag/Venus in Love. Etc.

They are also very updated with new series such as: Attack on Titan, Serpah of the End, Library Wars, Kimi ni Todoke, Maid Sama (Viz License), Bakuman, No. 6, Black Butler, Ass Class, and World Trigger--And many more....

And the mainstream: Naruto/Bleach/One Piece/Fairy Tail

Strangely, my library is really into Yaoi so there are lots of Yaoi Series from DMP (physical but mostly e-books)--That is where I got my start in my genre.

So yeah. I'm pretty content.
P.S- Somewhat unrelated, but my library also runs Anime Viewing parties every Friday(where fans get together and watch weekly viewing anime on funimation/crunchyroll) and Manga Book Clubs every Saturday. I guess my area just has a bunch of nerds haha.
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Posted 1/14/15
show low? lol they dont even carry marvel, much less something not from 'murica. lots of LDS books, tho. mormon staffers probly thing anime is the spawn of satan-chan.
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Posted 1/14/15 , edited 1/20/15
I'm a Young Adult Librarian by trade and by nature! So it's actually kinda funny I saw this thread when I did (I should be working, don't tell anyone).

I started at my current library back in November of 2013, and there was a pretty sizable manga collection. Most of the stuff is out of print (lot of Tokyopop stuff) but they still go out. The one consistent series is still, surprise surprise, Naruto.

I have taken effort in bringing in more manga: the new series are Attack on Titan (including No Regrets and Before the Fall), Heroic Legend of Arslan, Knights of Sidonia , Noragami, Terra Formars, and Vinland Saga. Space is always an issue, so I try to keep things interesting and stock my shelves with stuff that other libraries lack.

Libraries all share systems that allow for books to go back and forth between buildings. If your home library doesn't have a particular book, check your catalog system for other libraries that might, then you can request them using your library card. It's a win win!

Posted 1/14/15
My local library is pitiful half the stuff they now have are things I donated (still bugs me that they shelved Blade of The Immortal in the teen section), inter library is a little better, I read all of Akira through IL but huge cuts to the Library budget make it rather depressing
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Posted 1/15/15
Lots of Naruto, Bleach and other popular series but nothing I would really like.
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Posted 1/15/15 , edited 1/15/15
I live in the same state as you, OP, I didn't know they had so many series available!
I'm not sure about my local library now, but in my old town they didn't have much. I vaguely remember a few Naruto (of course) and Mars volumes, and I wasn't interested in either of those. I'll have to check it out again though. I love physical copies and it's just so expensive to keep buying volumes
Posted 1/15/15
Takusan manga.

Lots
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22 / F / WA
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Posted 1/15/15
my library has LOTS of manga! not a lot of volume 1's though... it's a mystery, they just disappear...
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Posted 1/15/15 , edited 1/15/15
An amazing selection, though compared to some neighboring towns it's not great for my personal taste. It has Haruhi, FMA, and Blue Exorcist plus a few other series I enjoy so I am happy with it. Now, my local Barnes & Noble has a great selection and I've started buying manga from there, and some time I order stuff online so I haven't been there in awhile. I'll have to see if they have anything new!
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Posted 1/15/15
I've only checked one of my local libraries for manga. It actually has a good selection. Of course, it's more of the mainstream stuff, but there's a lot of it nonetheless.
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