Publishers Don't Sell to Libraries
Thanks to San Rafael Library for this information: 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, stick 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. We desperately want to offer you these eBooks. But the companies won't let us. As your library, we commit to continuing advocacy for change in these policies.
The following publishers currently refuse to sell or license eBooks to libraries:
Think that’s wrong? We do too. Email email@example.com for more information.
You can also write to or call each publisher to register your opinion. For your convenience, the addresses are provided below.
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