E-book Lending: Your Library's Best Secret?

About three quarters of American public libraries currently lend out e-books, and in the past year libraries have seen a sharp growth in e-book borrowing. Still, well over half of U.S. library card holders don't know whether their local public library lends e-books, according to a new Pew report.

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    KINGSPORT — If you haven’t tried digital reading, the Kingsport Public Library would like you to ... as they return automatically at the end of the lending period. Readers can access the library’s digital collection 24/7 by visiting https ...
    11/5/2017 - 12:30 pm | View Link
  • Metro libraries writing a novel chapter in e-book lending
    But since 2010, when libraries started lending e-books, they have loaned them only to their ... “The idea of being able to share another library’s collection is the unique thing.’’ Unintended side effects? The move will lead to a bigger pool ...
    09/17/2013 - 10:41 am | View Link
  • Soaring e-book demand strains Central Florida library budgets
    But since her boyfriend bought her an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet at Christmas, Krantz, 37, now rarely steps inside a public library. "The library's e-book service is great ... Pepo credits the lending spike to iPads, Kindles, Nooks and other electronic ...
    03/22/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Libraries lobby publishers to change e-book policies
    Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill last Friday to visit the free eBooksHub for assistance in setting up her device, and was surprised to find out that new Patterson titles are among those not available on e-book lending ... on the library’s e-book list.
    02/5/2013 - 10:00 pm | View Link
  • Libraries target growing e-book audience
    The St. Louis Public ... e-book lending has surpassed the demand for audiobooks. Library card holders don't even have to go to the library to check out an e-book. Most systems allow patrons to download e-books from the library's website.
    06/21/2012 - 4:00 pm | View Link
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  • Amazon.com: Public Library Books for Kindle
    How It Works You can borrow Kindle books from your local library's website and, with the click of a button, have them delivered to your Kindle device or free reading app.
    03/13/2018 - 2:20 pm | View Website
  • Income Tax Help @ Your Library
    Summer is a great time to take advantage of the library’s downloadable e-book collection. Whether you are at the beach or relaxing in a hammock in your own backyard, you can use your library card to select from thousands of current and popular titles in our e-book catalog.
    03/12/2018 - 5:35 pm | View Website
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    Duluth Public Library - free community resources, information about services, events, reference materials, and locations.
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  • Libraries, patrons, and e-books
    Released: June 22, 2012 Libraries, patrons, and e-books Part 1: An introduction to the issues surrounding libraries and e-books. By Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, Mary Madden and Joanna Brenner. The emergence of digital content has disrupted industries and institutions that have enjoyed relatively stable practices, policies, and businesses for decades.
    03/11/2018 - 9:18 pm | View Website
  • E-book
    An electronic book (or e-book) is a book publication made available in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on the flat-panel display of computers or other electronic devices. Although sometimes defined as "an electronic version of a printed book", some e-books exist without a printed equivalent. Commercially produced and sold e-books are usually [dubious – discuss ...
    03/11/2018 - 5:29 pm | View Website
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