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Why aren't there more eBooks?
Public libraries buy printed books from all major publishers so that we can place them on a shelf and lend them to our customers. Sadly, many publishers and the companies that manage digital content licensing are treating public libraries differently by restricting our purchase of eBooks for loan to our customers. In recent months, there has been movement on the part of several major publishers to remove purchasing restrictions, however, libraries are still limited by inflated prices for high demand titles and/or the ability to purchase some popular titles.
We very much want to offer these eBooks to customers; however, the publishers' policies are preventing us from doing so. Please know that Poudre River Public Library District is committed to advocating for further change to current publishers' business models.
Below is a list of the major U.S. publishers and their purchasing restrictions for libraries.
Think that is wrong? So do we. If you would like more information, please contact Poudre River Public Library District.
You can also write or call each publisher to let them know what you think.