Why can't I find my favorite books as eBooks?
Sadly, unlike a regular person, a library cannot pay Amazon or Barnes & Noble for an eBook and then lend it out to people. We can buy a printed book from these companies, put 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. Some publishers will not sell eBooks to libraries at all. Others will sell to us, but charge us ten times the cost. That's right--$100 for a single eBook. Other companies charge a reasonable fee but only allow us to loan the eBook 26 times and then we have to purchase it again. We would like to offer more eBooks, but some aren't available to us and others we can't afford.

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