May 16, 2022

Baltimore: Grant Will Enable Enoch Pratt Free Library to Expand E-Reader Loan Program System-Wide

From The Baltimore Sun:

A popular program of lending e-readers to patrons of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is expanding to all 22 branches in the system, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday.

A $350,000 grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation will be used in part to purchase 200 Sony Readers, she said during a news conference.

In the past, roughly two dozen Nooks that had been pre-loaded with popular titles could be checked out from the Waverly and Reisterstown branches. In the future, patrons at any branch will be able to download titles of their choice onto the new Sony Readers.

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The e-reader loan program began in July 2011.

Learn More About the Program in this Pratt Library Newsletter (PDF)

Direct to Pratt Library E-Reader Info Page
“Customers can log on to Maryland’s Digital eLibrary on the eReader and choose their own titles for checkout. These eReaders DO NOT contain pre-selected titles.”

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