April 11, 2021

List: Public Libraries Boycotting Macmillan eBooks

Here are some of the public libraries and library systems in the U.S. boycotting Macmillan Publishers

Arkansas

Arkansas Digital Library Consortium Boycotting Macmillan (via Democrat Gazette)
34 systems.

California

Sacramento Public Library stands for #ebooksforall

Colorado

Estes Valley Library Boycott Announcement

Poudre River Library District Boycotts Macmillan

Georgia

DeKalb and Fulton County Library Systems Join Macmillan Boycott (via Reporter Newspapers)
Note: Fulton County includes Atlanta libraries. 

Iowa

Iowa City Public Library Joins Libraries Across Us To Challenge E-Book Publishers (via Daily Iowan)

Des Moines Public Library is Boycotting Macmillan, eBook Embargo (via DMR)

Kentucky

Kentucky Libraries Unbound Joins Others Across the Country To Boycott Ebooks From Macmillan Publishers (via Northern Kentucky Tribune)

Louisiana

New Orleans Public Library Joins National Action Against Macmillan e-Books (via Big Easy Magazine)

Maryland

Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium Boycotting Macmillan

Nebraska

Omaha Public Library: Macmillan Publishing is Limiting Your Access to E-Books (via Omaha World-Herald)

New Jersey

eLibraryNJ Boycotts Macmillan

New York

Monroe County Libraries Join National Macmillan Boycott (via Rochester First)

Town Of Pelham Library Joins Call For Macmillan Publishing To Cancel EBook Embargo

North Carolina

Wake County Public Libraries Boycotting of One Of Largest Publishers in US (via CBS 17)

North Dakota

North Dakota State Library Boycotts Macmillan Publishers (via KXET)

Ohio

Columbus Metropolitan Library Joins Macmillan Boycott Over Digital Books

Oregon

Multnomah County Libraries Boycott Macmillan (via KOIN)

Luzerne County Libraries Join Boycott Over E-Book Policy (via The Citizens’ Voice)

Reading Library District Joins Nationwide Boycott Protesting Publishers’ Changes To Digital Audiobook Licensing (via Reading Eagle)

South Carolina

Charleston County Public Library Joins Boycott of Macmillan Publishing Over Ebook Dispute

Georgetown County Public Library Boycotts Macmillan

Tennessee

Nashville Public Library Suspends Macmillan eBook Purchases

Utah

Utah Public Libraries Begin Boycott of Macmillan eBooks

Washington

King County Library Will Boycott Macmillan E-Books; Seattle Public Library Will Not (via The Stranger)

Olympic Peninsula Libraries Join Boycott Against National Publisher (via Sequim Gazette)

Whatcom County Library System: Library Boycotts Macmillan Digital Content

West Virginia

Cabell County Library Joins Boycott (via Charleston Gazette-Mail)

See Also: Whatcom County Library System List of Macmillan eBook Boycotts

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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