The Simon and Schuster ebook pilot that began in April at the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Library has expanded and is now available at a public library in Canada.
About a week ago the trial got underway at the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) with 2,000 titles available to cardholders.
Library users can borrow the ebooks for three weeks and/or purchase the titles using a “Buy it Now” link. Proceeds from sales will be used by EPL for various projects.
“We were delighted to have EPL as a lead partner in piloting a simpler eBook lending and reading service – EPL has been a pioneer in bringing innovative user-focused technology into the library,” said Patrick Kennedy, BiblioCommons co-founder and president. “We are also thrilled to be working with EPL to bring Simon and Schuster eBooks into a Canadian public library for the first time.”
You can learn more about the pilot here.
Clicking this link will let you browse titles/bib records for the 2,000 Simon and Schuster ebook titles the Edmonton Public Library currently offers to users.
UPDATE: OverDrive has just announced that 15,000 ebook titles from Penguin are now available to Canadian library partners.