There is a Coles in the mall where i do my groceries, strategically placed between the grocery store and the pet store. It has been so hard breaking the habit of stopping in to "just look" which inevitably leads to a purchase. But i haven't gone in once since i decided libraries were the way to go.
Luckily, the library is just outside this same mall. The building looks small and kind of sketchy from the outside, but inside it is SO NICE. i don't know why i expected it to be decrepit, but it's not. Lots of chairs & tables to work at. Brightly lit. A comfortably cool temperature. Wireless internet. Fuck yes! Much better than working at the university library, even if it does mean some of the actual books i need aren't immediately at hand. So, success, of a sort. i still haven't actually gotten much work done. Still, it's a start.