Not only can you request books, movies, etc. online, you can renew and hold materials. We also get updates when our items arrive at our local library, so we can return items and pick up new ones at the same time. It takes us 20 minutes to walk there. On many days, that's how we get our exercise!
We are getting a brand-new, super-sleek, high-tech library with a garden three blocks from our house and I cannot wait!