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Old 18.04.2007, 16:25
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L permits and library cards (or lack thereof)

I knew my L permit was crappy, but I didn't realize I wouldn't be able to do something as simple as getting a library card because of it! Do they think I am going to run off with their books because I am an Auslander? In the U.S., even homeless people can get library cards. This is completely ridiculous! Phew, it feels good to rant.
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Old 18.04.2007, 17:28
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Re: L permits and library cards (or lack thereof)

YOu can always ask your work to provide you with a letter stating that you are a full time employee, or that you got the L permit because of quota restrictions.

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Old 18.04.2007, 17:37
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Re: L permits and library cards (or lack thereof)

I will try that once I start working (if my work permit comes through, but that's a separate complaint entirely).

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YOu can always ask your work to provide you with a letter stating that you are a full time employee, or that you got the L permit because of quota restrictions.

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Re: L permits and library cards (or lack thereof)

I'll bet there is some humans right implications - equal access to public resources (especially EU). Write to them and stress this if you feel strongly. It will help if you are a student. Or you can steal some books with the intention of returning them (and not therefore permanantly depriving the owner of their use to be considered theft) and turn it in to a publicity stunt for poor immigrant attemting to better themseleves in their new country and being frustrated at every turn. Me: I'd just use Amazon.

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Re: L permits and library cards (or lack thereof)

funny, they are my initials too..
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Re: L permits and library cards (or lack thereof)

So I managed to get a library card at PBZ. The English selection is not great, but it is fine if you want something to read now and then and the occasional DVD or CD.

Here is a link (in English): http://www.pbz.ch/info/engl.htm

And some info:

If you wish to borrow material, you have three options:
Normal annual (library) card
You can borrow up to 25 items at one time.
It is valid for one year and costs CHF 45.00
Restricted annual (library) card
You can borrow up to 2 items at one time.
It is valid for one year and costs CHF 30.00
Monthly (library) card
You can borrow up to 5 items at one time.
It is valid for one month and costs CHF 10.00
To join, please bring some ID (with name, address and photo) with you.
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