From the Arizona Daily Star:
The Pima County Public Library [Tucson area] is doubling down on its bet on the popularity of e-books.
It has recently doubled its $600,000 budget for electronic media, including digital versions of books that can be read on Amazon Kindles, Apple iPads and other digital devices.
The $1.26 million figure, which allows the library to lease the digital material from a third-party contractor, is a response to increasing requests for e-books from patrons.
Two years ago, the county spent $110,271 just on e-books, and last year it spent $336,000. The library is projected to spend $540,000 in the current fiscal year for e-books.
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