Greater Access to eBooks in Libraries; Visit ebooksforlibraries.com

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has launched www.ebooksforlibraries.com in a grassroots effort to encourage readers to contact publishers directly about the limits or restricted access they are imposing on supplying ebooks to libraries. With a goal of reaching 10,000 signatures, more than 5,000 signed the petition in 10 days. While sales of ereaders […]

Check out ebooksforlibraries.com!

Please check out our library’s petition website – ebooksforlibraries.com. What’s it for? It’s all about getting you guys – our customers – the books you want to read in the formats you want to read them in: We are having trouble getting ebooks from the largest publishing companies. These publishers are adding restrictions and price increases, or […]

Return Library Econtent Early

Help keep ebook hold lists short by returning your econtent early! The ebook and digital audiobook service provided by the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library is incredibly popular and our ebooks are seemingly flying off our virtual shelves. Hold lists and wait times are getting longer and the Library is doing its best to […]

The Challenges of Ebook Selection

As you browse the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s ebook collection, there are a few things to keep in mind. Ebook and digital audiobook purchases work differently than purchases for print versions. Besides cost and other collection development criteria, the Library must also deal with a variety of restrictions placed on ebooks and digital […]