Our account management system will be upgraded from August 10 - 24. Account access and the ability to place or cancel holds on physical items will not be available during that time. Contact-Free Pickup will also be suspended August 21 – 22. Digital downloads will not be affected. Public computer access will still be available at nine locations, by appointment only. Information, times, and locations are available here. Book drops are open. All items -- now including Express DVDs -- check out for 21 days. Access your account to verify due dates.
In ancient times, warriors threw spears or fired arrows from bows. Today soldiers shoot bullets from machine guns that fire up to 3,000 times a minute. Follow the steps in the process that led from spears and cannonballs to armor-piercing rockets and missiles that can strike targets on the other side of the world.