It's the time of year when many of us get together with our loved ones, cook and enjoy a big feast, and afterward, do a little shopping.  One great resource for the informed buyer is Consumer Reports, the entirety of which you can access for free with your Henrico County Public Library card. 

 Whether you're planning for Black Friday bargains, holiday gift-giving, or end-of-year sales, major purchases require thorough research.  Consumer Reports provides trusted product reviews on appliances, cars, products for kids, health gadgets, electronics, and even insurance companies and airlines.  Did you know Consumer Reports also has a holiday gift guide, and provides helpful articles such as the recent and timely "When Are Sales Too Good To Be True?"

To access Consumer Reportsvisit our Online Research page and select it from the Popular Resources list at the top of the page.  You will need to enter your library card number to login, and then you can access thousands of product reviews and helpful articles to inform your next purchase.

From everyone at HCPL, we wish you smart shopping, and a happy start to the holiday season!