MP_Wayne, in principle your advice is very good. In practice, it really depends on the local public library. The two I have easy access to don't have much in the way of specialized photographic texts.
bob2, I stand by my suggestion. If you don't have Field Photography, you should, regardless of what other books on photography you own. And if you're going to work at magnifications above 1:1 you should have Lefkowitz. Davies doesn't come close to either. And these days both can be got for such low prices that cost shouldn't be an obstacle.
Good luck, have fun,