LIBRARIES PROVIDE 24/7 ACCESS TO E-BOOKS AND OTHER DIGITAL CONTENT.

LIBRARIES PROVIDE 24/7 ACCESS TO E-BOOKS AND OTHER DIGITAL CONTENT.

94% of public libraries in the U.S. offer e-books and other digital content.*  According to OverDrive, a leading digital distribution platform for libraries, readers borrowed a record-setting 196 million digital books from public and school libraries in 2016. Out of the 678 million visits to library and school websites, e-book circulation grew by 16% and audiobook circulation grew by 34% compared to last year.

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Because you might take an interest in gerdening at 3 a.m.* 2015 Survey of Ebook Usage in U.S. Public Libraries. Library Journal and School Library Journal.  September 2015.  Accessed January 14, 2017 at: lj.libraryjournal.com/downloads/2015publicebooksurvey/.  See also the American Library Association's "Digital Inclusion Survey 2014-2015," which reported that more than 90% of libraries provide access to eBooks.

OverDrive Reports Library Borrowing of eBooks Up 16%, Audiobooks Up 34% in 2016. Accessed January 14, 2017 at: http://the-digital-reader.com/2017/01/10/overdrive-reports-library-borrowing-ebooks-audiobooks-21-2016/

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