According to a new report from Pew Internet Research, only 12% of Americans have borrowed an eBook from a library, and 62% of Americans don’t know that eBooks are available in their nearest library. In addition 58% of library card holders don’t know if their local library has eBook lending.
People in general would like to learn more about borrowing eBooks or take a library class on how to download content into their devices.
76% of libraries offer access to e-books, an increase of 9% from last year. Additionally, eReaders are available for check-out at 39% of libraries.
In addition to free public access to computers and the Internet, public libraries provide their communities with robust electronic collections. One area of significant interest and growth has been the provision of e-books. Nationwide, 76% of public libraries report offering free access to e-books to library patrons – up over 20% since 2009.
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New York Public Library is one of these Americans libraries which offers eBooks. In its website, www.nypl.org, you’ll find more than 24.000 eBook titles.