Feb 23

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

We can buy a printed book from these same publishers, 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. Think that’s wrong? We do too!
We pay the same price and most times a bit higher for an eBook as compared to a hardcover. We lend them the same way–to one person at a time. If you have been on our eBook site, you can see the long wait lists. 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. We need your help. You can write, call and/or email each publisher to register your opinion. For your convenience, the contact information is provided below. Thank you!

The following publishers currently refuse to sell or license eBooks to libraries:
Macmillan Publishing
75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-7521

Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
(212) 698-7000

Hachette Book Group
466 Lexington Avenue #131
New York, NY 10017
(212) 364-1100

Penguin Group
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-2000

Brilliance Audio
1704 Eaton Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 846-5256

Portions of this post are copied with permission from the Sacramento Public Library website.

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