You know that book that’s at the top of your “Must Read” list? Imagine grabbing your tablet and searching the library’s catalog only to find that the eBook you wanted is unavailable. That’s what will happen under the new policies the major publishers have for public libraries. The new terms restrict how libraries can purchase and circulate eBooks and eAudiobooks. Here’s the situation:
· None of the big publishers are selling or licensing eBooks and eAudiobooks to public libraries in the same way they do print copies.
· Libraries are limited on the number of copies they can purchase, as well as when and how long they can be active in the library’s catalog.
· In some cases libraries are being denied access to the electronic new releases.
· These changes will make it impossible for libraries to provide equal access to information and hurt Ohioans who depend on the library the most.
Auglaize County Libraries has promoted eBooks and eAudiobooks usage for more than 12 years, long before it was as popular as it is today. In fact, over 31,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks were borrowed from the Auglaize County Libraries last year.
The costs associated with eBooks and eAudiobooks are rising as well. Libraries are often required to pay several times the retail price and now may be forced to re-purchase popular titles every two years. Auglaize County Libraries spent over $17,000 in 2018 on eBooks and eAudiobooks.
We hope to reverse or modify these new policy changes by working with the publishers and authors, as well as library consortia, our state and national library associations, and other stakeholders. We will keep you updated on the situation.
Thank you for your loyalty and your valuable time.
Auglaize County Public District Library System
Auglaize County Libraries are proud to announce the addition of Hoopla to our services available through the library. We hope you enjoy this AMAZING service!
Hoopla is a leading provider of entertainment media products and services: eBooks, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and shelf-ready solutions. Hoopla digital builds on that passion of public libraries by providing an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics to their patrons. They've pioneered a unique model that allows patrons to borrow content immediately, removing artificial availability constraints and maximizing the power of digital content and Internet distribution. Technologically, they focus on the latest browser, phone, tablet, and TV products to deliver the best possible experience to our user – our passion – the public library patron.
IN A NUTSHELL: Hoopla is a NEW service available for you to borrow digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics with your library card.
THE BEST PART: There are NO holds! All items are ALWAYS available!
DETAILS: Borrow up to 4 items per month.
MUST HAVE: To use Hoopla you must have your library card and pin number. If you don't have those, visit your library today to get them and get set up. IT'S FREE!
HOW TO SIGN UP: It's SIMPLE! Here's how - https://www.auglaizelibraries.org/content/hoopla-digital-borrowing-servi...
THE WEBSITE: www.hoopladigital.com
FAQ - The Ohio Digital Library (Libby/Overdrive) is another avenue to access our ebooks and audiobooks.https://www.auglaizelibraries.org/content/ohio-digital-library
Auglaize Libraries are pleased to offer its cardholders access to Lynda.com’s library of instructional videos. Normally, using Lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but as a Auglaize Libraries cardholder you can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an internet connection simply by entering your library card number and 4 PIN.