Libraries feel pinch with new purchasing requirements for ebooks


It's going to cost your library more to buy ebooks.

Publishers will stop giving libraries endless access to its book titles.

"Instead of a perpetual license that you buy, it will be a license that is 10 reads or 12 reads or in a year or two, the book will disappear and we will have to repurchase it".   

 The Okanagan Regional Library's CEO Don Nettleton says while its operation budget will take a hit, the number of titles that users want won't be available to them.

"Because of these costs, we won't be able to purchase as much or we can't get it because of the embargo's and things. It makes it more difficult for libraries to provide those types of services for everybody", Nettleton added.