News Summary: Study on library e-book borrowing

Last Updated: Fri, Jun 22, 2012 14:30 hrs

: E-book readers have been relatively slow to borrow digital works from the library. The study comes from the Pew Research Center.

FACTORS: Readers have been frustrated by a limited selection and by not even knowing if their local branch offers e-releases.

AVAILABILITY: Simon & Schuster, the Hachette Book Group and other major publishers have limited e-book offerings to libraries or refused to make any available, citing concerns that the ease of free downloads would hurt sales.

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