Report: U.S. Leads World in Library Ebook Lending

shutterstock_144037288According to a new report from the International Federation of Library Associations, libraries in the U.S. are ahead of their counterparts around the world when it comes to buying and lending ebooks.

In the past years, libraries have fought for–and won-the ability to buy more ebooks from all U.S. publishers. At the same time, library service providers like OverDrive, 3M, Baker & Taylor and others have continued to invest in their services.

Still, libraries in the U.S. still face many problems when it comes to ebooks. The report calls the situation here “volatile.” However, around the world, many libraries still argue over the definition of an ebook, which hampers efforts to give patrons access.


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