Three-quarters of US public libraries offer e-book lending services but half of patrons who own e-book readers do not know that their library loans e-books

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Three-quarters of US public libraries offer e-book lending services but half of patrons who own e-book readers do not know that their library loans e-books

Jun 22 2012

While three-quarters of USA public libraries now offer e-book lending services, a new survey shows that while 58% of respondents have a library card and 69% consider the library important to them and their family only 12% had borrowed an e-book from a library during the previous year.

Overall, 62% did not know whether their library offered e-book lending. Of those who had a library card, 58% did not know if their library provides e-book lending services. Even among those who own a tablet or e-book reading device, about half did not know if their library lends e-books.

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