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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    03/23/2013 - 1:00 am | 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.
    02/6/2013 - 10:00 am | 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.
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