We have contracted with Overdrive to provide e-books for circulation– meaning you can check them out for free from the library. However, this morning’s New York Times has a disturbing article in the business section. Harper Collins is only going to allow 26 check-outs before we have to buy the book again– I suppose this is based on the average number of checkouts before a best seller falls apart. That’s another issue– books published in the 30′s and 40′s can still circulate becasue the paper was good and the binding was goo.
Anyway, we will have to buy another copy after 26 circualtions even though a digital book doesn’t wear out.