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Posted 1/20/15
I just moved, so this was something I was burning to check out. Turns out the Kansas City Public Library has a decent selection. They also tend to have completed series, which is like thank god! Since it has so many branches the volumes can be spread out, but all you have to do is request what you want and they'll bring it to your branch. It's great. I've made a list of what they have and what I want to read. I'm just going to start knocking them out.

I think at my first visit I left with a random assortment of 7 volumes. It feels good to have a stack of unread manga in my room.
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Posted 1/20/15
Nil. Enough said.
Posted 1/30/15
Salt Lake City Library System has about EVERY series printed in the USA. I probably won't leave SLC for that reason.
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Posted 1/30/15 , edited 1/30/15
I have not checked my university's library yet, as I am too busy with projects and homework when I am in the library. (I stay in the library until past midnight every school day yet I have not checked out a single book).

Near the main entrance there is a book shelf of most checked out books and I have seen a few manga titles and other comics on the shelves. Walking Dead, Naruto, GTO, Garfield to name a few. So they at least have two manga titles. GTO is one of my favorite manga (I own the first 10 volumes) and now that I know they have GTO I may spend some time to finish the remaining 15 volumes I do not own yet.
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Posted 1/30/15
I don't even go to my library. I go to Barnes and Noble. They have a huge selection of manga. And a few light novels.
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Posted 1/30/15
Pretty decent, a lot of the mainstream and some I've never heard of before. Only problem: they never have the volumes in stock in order. Like they'll have 1, 6, 10, 11, 22 or something like that. And I don't want to waste time always having to wonder if I need to request a volume or hope they have it. That's why online manga is way more convenient. But I do enjoy holding a physical book more.
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Posted 1/30/15
My former high school was actually way better about it though, but had a little less variety. First manga I ever read was Fruits Basket, and I read all the volumes from my high school I guess people were more embarrassed to check out in HS, so that's why all the volumes were always there xD
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Posted 1/30/15 , edited 1/30/15
The last couple anime selections I've seen at various libraries are actually not completely terrible.

My school library's was kinda awful and small. Not to imply the manga they had were bad as manga. There just wasn't much of a selection. They had basically Inuyasha, Naruto, some DBZ, and some other older series (One old series about cooking and another one done by Rumiko.) For some reason my middle school randomly had SGT Frog. Anyway in highschool I was particularly amused that they had Ranma 1/2. Almost certain they didn't bother to check it before they stocked it because there's so much nudity in it.
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Posted 2/2/15 , edited 2/2/15
They literally only have Ranma, Inuyasha and One Piece. Read Ranma and Inuyasha in one go there when I was like 14-15?. Think that says a bit on how much they've expanded their stock.
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Posted 2/2/15
my city library had some Ranma 1/2 and Bleach when I last went there. last time I was there though was before Naruto hit it's shippuden arc IN JAPAN... In other words, its been a while.
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Posted 4/27/15 , edited 4/27/15
The English manga section is pretty sparse, just lots of mainstream titles and the usual classics like Vagabond, Lone Wolf and Club, etc. Then there's the French manga section. My oh my! Every title licenced in France in multiple copies everywhere. Manga is pretty big here, more than anime I suppose. There's also no shame in reading manga in public, and I've done that myself multiple times.

If missing volumes is an issue (can't be help if a title is popular and copies are limited sometimes) and you'd like to check out an entire set, you can reserve them and the library will contact you once they have all of them so you can just pick them up.
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Posted 4/30/15
SHIT.
They have like 5-6 mangas there, and they're not even complete.
And I don't think they even bother starting with volume 1, just got random volumes in series :P
If they're not going to do it seriously, they shouldn't do it at all.
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Posted 4/30/15 , edited 4/30/15
They're very well-stocked, surprisingly.

My school's library has the entire Ao No Exorcist and FMA series available. Somebody probably donated them.
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Posted 4/30/15
Mostly popular ones like naruto, attack on titan and one piece.
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Posted 4/30/15
show low is actually pretty good with manga. still have to check out a few more librarys in the county, but its so much better than yuma.
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