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eBooks and Public Libraries: A Developing Partnership

Libraries and publishers are continuing to work together to make it easier to deliver the books that you want in eBook format:

The availability of eBooks from your library is growing.

Library eBook customers are gradually finding a wider selection of eBooks to browse and borrow. Until recently, many book publishers chose not to sell the eBook format to libraries. Others only made a limited number of eBook titles available to libraries (often with significant restrictions on borrowing and at exorbitant pricing). However, more and more digital publishers are discovering what librarians have said all along: libraries play a key role in book purchasing decisions. That has given publishers motivation to figure out a business model which meets the needs of both publishers and librarians.

Here are a few links in case you'd like to learn more about what is happening in the world of eBooks publishing and libraries:

eBooks are becoming easier to find and borrow at your library.

Sno-Isle librarians are working hard to provide the eBook collection we know our users want and make it even easier to browse, reserve and borrow digital book titles. We offer eBook Services through our web site from companies like OverDrive and 3M Cloud Library. These companies enable Sno-Isle Libraries to give our customers access to eBook titles from over 300 publishers, with more publishers joining all the time. Sno-Isle Libraries has joined other public libraries across the US and Canada to work with eBook providers to make it even easier to reserve and borrow from the library. Learn more at:
It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people,
that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass.
- Eudora Welty


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