Our library system has a wonderful selection of knitting books. If yours doesn't have what you need, are they set up in the interloan system? I've used it before.
Something else to consider about photocopying - we can not
mark up the original.
So we copy & mark it up. Our library's machines charge only 10 cents per copy. So why do I find patterns cut out from the books?!!!
It's selfish, illegal, a waste of our hard-earned taxpayer dollars & downright rude.