All eBooks Are Not Available to Libraries
Did you know that, as a consumer, you can purchase eBooks that libraries cannot? Several of the biggest publishing houses do not sell to libraries at all, or sell on a very limited basis. So when you try to download an old standby, a bestseller, or a favorite classic, the library may not be able to provide this eBook for you.
I've attached several websites here for more information on eBooks and libraries.
If your favorite author or book isn't available as an eBook, contact the publisher and request they lift their restrictions on eBooks for libraries.
- Evoke tracks the latest regarding eBook content for libraries
Information regarding the latest developments in eBooks for libraries
- Hachette Increases eBooks Price by 220%
Publisher Hachette allows the sale of eBooks to libraries, but at a steep price
- Price list for eBooks
Compare eBook costs for libraries versus individuals
- CNN Article on Pew Research into eBooks
CNN reviews a Pew Research study into eBooks
- ALA article on eBooks
The American Library Association
- ALA Open letter to publishers regarding eBooks
American Library Association letter to publishers
- Readers First: A movement to improve e-book access and services for libraries
Readers First is an organization working toward access for eBooks for libraries