Public libraries struggle to meet the demand for e-books
There are not enough digital versions of best-selling books at Washington area public libraries, leading to lengthy waits for borrowers. Some titles cannot be borrowed at all because publishers are not willing to make them available to libraries. Here’s a comparison of e-book availability of Washington Post bestsellers in area library systems, using Fairfax County as an indicator for Virginia. Read related article.
Sources: Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium, Fairfax County Public Library, D.C. Public Library. The Washington Post.