May 19, 2022

List: Public Libraries Boycotting Macmillan eBooks

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


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


Sacramento Public Library stands for #ebooksforall


Estes Valley Library Boycott Announcement

Poudre River Library District Boycotts Macmillan


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


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


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


Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium Boycotting Macmillan


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)


Columbus Metropolitan Library Joins Macmillan Boycott Over Digital Books


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


Nashville Public Library Suspends Macmillan eBook Purchases


Utah Public Libraries Begin Boycott of Macmillan eBooks


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

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