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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    06/26/2017 - 2:28 am | View Link
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    06/14/2017 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • S&S Expands Library E-book Lending
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  • 3M e-book library lending app expands in metro area
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    09/3/2014 - 12:01 pm | View Link
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    06/25/2017 - 3:02 am | View Website
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    E-books are firmly in the mainstream and no longer a new, scary technology. So why is it still so difficult to borrow an e-book from the public library? E-reader ...
    06/24/2017 - 11:20 pm | View Website
  • Welcome to Open Library | Open Library
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    06/24/2017 - 10:44 pm | View Website
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    06/24/2017 - 9:54 pm | View Website
  • E-books & Downloads | The Seattle Public Library
    The Library offers a variety of digital audiobook, e-book, video and music services. Access these services 24/7 using a computer and your Seattle Public Library card ...
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