Publishers are limiting your use of eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Batesville Memorial Public Library.
Readers are finding titles listed as “not available” under the new policies that major publishers have for libraries. The new terms restrict how libraries can purchase and circulate eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Here’s the Situation:
None of the big publishers are selling or licensing eBooks or eAudiobooks to libraries in the same way they do print copies
Libraries are limited on the number of copies that they can purchase, as well as when and how long they can be active in the library’s catalog
In some cases, libraries are being denied access to the electronic new releases
These changes will make it impossible for libraries to provide equal access to information and hurt Hoosiers who depend on libraries the most