Hey, nothing wrong with wanting to own them - until you get old like me and have to move with boxes and boxes of heavy books (400 minimum - all hard covers). I no longer have the urge to "buy" books
but I do spend a great deal of time at our local library. They know me so well, she said to me the other night that my 2 books were due back on May 30th but she'd see me next week as usual.
One of the advantages of living in a smaller community (with access to surrounding libraries in the area) is that the ladies get to know your reading habits and have even called me at home to tell me one of my favourite authors had a new book and they were getting a copy - would I like my name on the list for it.
Pretty cool! If they don't have a book I want, they'll order it in and I'll have it within 2 days if not sooner.