Public libraries include many of the same services offered by your university library, especially in large cities.
Your local public library system can offer a lot of information. This includes:
An Interlibrary Loan service (sometimes this is free, sometimes you have to a pay a fee)
Databases (here's a local example)
Print books, magazines, and newspapers
Videos, music, and audiobooks
eBooks and eMagazines (and sometimes eReaders and/or tablets)
Find your local public library and enjoy the benefits of a free library card.