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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    09/23/2016 - 5:06 am | View Link
  • S&S Expands Library E-book Lending
    Simon & Schuster is opening up its e-book lending program to all libraries ... which gives the library patron the option to purchase a copy of an S&S e-book through the library’s online portal, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale going to ...
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  • Paper rules: Why borrowing an e-book from your library is so difficult
    it’s not in your library’s system, or it’s not available for your device. So why is it so hard to borrow an e-book? It’s because none of the companies involved are working together. The e-reader makers, library lending software developers ...
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  • E-book lending comes to Horry County Library
    The service is called the 3-M Cloud Library and it's free, though it requires downloading an app from the county library's website. So far, around 340 titles are available in many different genres and more are being added all the time. The library's ...
    04/5/2013 - 10:23 am | View Link
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  • Borrow eBooks | Open Library
    Open Library account holders can borrow an eBook from the growing ... We've worked with OverDrive.com to connect our records into their local library eBook lending ...
    10/17/2016 - 11:23 pm | View Website
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    EBook Lending Libraries. From MobileRead. Jump to: navigation, search. ... Please add to this page if you know of a widely accessible eBook lending library, ...
    10/17/2016 - 2:02 am | View Website
  • OverDrive, Inc.
    Borrow eBooks, audiobooks and ... and more from your local public library - anywhere, ... The OverDrive app is one of the top-rated eBook apps available for iOS, ...
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