The public library is one place to read "Maniac Magee" for free. Students may also be able to read the book at their school library. "Maniac Magee" is likely to be available at most libraries since it won the Newbery Medal, a respected award for children's literature.
Readers can read "Maniac Magee" at the library or borrow it and take it home. Borrowing the book requires a library card. Library cards are free, but library users must pay a fine if they return books late.
If the library does not have "Maniac Magee," it may be possible to order it from another library in the area. This type of interlibrary loan is free at most libraries. Librarians can help in ordering the book, which typically takes a few days to arrive.