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Savvy Buying With Consumer Reports

Smart and savvy buying tips are just a few clicks away!

You can use your Milne library card to access to, a buying advice tool that will ensure you get the best deal or product. You can use it to find reliable ratings and reviews for thousands of products and help you make the most of your time and money. You can also access money-saving advice and tips, buying guides, videos and more.

Subjects include:

  • Appliances

  • Babies and kids

  • Cars

  • Deals

  • Electronics

  • Health, fitness and food

  • Home and garden

  • And more!

Using, you can:

  • Compare price, performance and reliability all in one place using expert reviews

  • Purchase the best product from retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and Home Depot on an ad-free, frequently updated website

  • Find reliable information on new and used cars and enjoy a haggle-free buying experience through Consumer Reports’ Build and Buy program

  • Obtain reliable and unbiased consumer health information to improve healthcare outcomes.

And if you enjoy reading the monthly Consumer Reports magazines - good news! You can access an archive of their magazines, including the most recent issue. You can find the archive by scrolling to the bottom of the page, and clicking CR Magazine Archive beneath the Magazine and Books header. Alternatively, after signing in you can click this link.

Need Help Getting Started?

When trying to access Consumer Reports with your library card, it is important that you access it through the links available on our library website. If you directly go to or access the website via a search engine, you will not be able to sign in with your library card.

You can bookmark this URL to access the Consumer Reports log-in page in the future, and the Consumer Reports link on our Online Resources page will also direct you there. The log-in page looks like this:

Click on the Consumer Reports link or image. If you are accessing this while connected to the library's Wi-Fi, then you will be automatically logged in. If you are accessing this from any other internet connection, you will be asked to enter your Patron ID. This is your library card number, which can be found on the back of your library card. Once entered, click "Sign In" and you will be brought to the Consumer Reports home page.

Once here, you can use the search bar at the top of the page to search for reviews and ratings on specific products, or browse the website's curated content as you please. As mentioned above, you can access the magazine archive by clicking the appropriate link at the very bottom of any Consumer Reports page.

Should you run into any issues, please let us know at the library and we will be happy to help!


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