The project will launch during 2014 with 300 books available at 178 lending libraries. Libraries will charge 5 euros for 3 ebooks to borrow. Reading ebooks in the library will be free.
Flemish Culture Minister Joke Schauvliege: “The project will allow us to use e-books to help encourage reading. This pilot should tell us whether library readers are prepared to take the step towards e-books.”
A free app will allow you to read the books at home or on the move for a period of 4 weeks. The 5 euro fee was agreed in consultation with the publishing industry.
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