Two Thirds of libraries offer ebooks

The American Library Association have released a new report on Monday, and the report covers the state of American libraries.

This report is based on a survey sent out to all participating libraries. The report as a whole is packed tightly with information, but the one detail I'm interested in is ebooks. The number of libraries that support ebooks is now up to 67%, and that's a 30% increase in the past 4 years. (We probably won't see a simialr bump next year; budgets are being cut.)

The ALA report also includes a number of online extras like the map I clipped and posted at right.  At full size the map tracks how many libraries offer ebooks in each state. You can find the map here.

via ALA

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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