From The Straits Times:
More readers are borrowing electronic books, or e-books, from libraries, with mobile devices making it easy to read while on the go.
As a result, the number of e-books borrowed has almost quadrupled in the past five years. Eleven million were borrowed last year, compared with three million in 2009, according to figures from the National Library Board (NLB).
Physical books still trumped their digital counterparts, with 34 million books borrowed last year.
Data from the popular Overdrive collection, which contains general fiction and popular titles, showed that more than half of borrowers are between 30 and 50 years old.
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