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Did you know your library can’t buy eBooks from many publishers?

Sadly, unlike a regular person, a library cannot pay Amazon or Barnes & Noble for an eBook and then lend it out to people. We can buy a printed book from these companies, stick it on the shelf, and lend it out–but digital content is treated differently by the publishers and the companies who manage digital content licensing. We desperately want to offer you these eBooks. But the companies won’t let us. As your library, we commit to continuing advocacy for change in these policies.

For more info and to see who to contact, please see bit.ly/noebooks

via San Rafael Public Library – What’s New – Did you know your library can’t buy eBooks from many publishers?.

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