Access Consumer Reports for free with your library card
Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers make informed decisions about matters and products that impact our daily lives. Founded in 1936, they have a reputation for an unbiased approach to their work by hiring mystery shoppers and avoiding conducting research under the influence of outside advertising.
Product ratings and recommendations are what most buyers look for. A review of the ratings is a simple way to learn about quality products within your budget. Buying guides are designed to help people determine which product fits their needs. If you’re thinking of trading your laptop for a new tablet for example, read the buying guide for tablets first to learn more about each device’s portability, versatility and functionality.
The library subscribes to an enhanced version of ConsumerReports.org and it’s free with your library card.