Libraries join together to offer free e-books
| Jul 01, 2010
Libraries are expanding e-book offerings with out-of-print editions, part of a broader effort to expand borrowing privileges in the Internet Age that could challenge traditional ideas about copyright.
Starting June 29, a group of libraries led by the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library, are joining forces to create a one-stop website for checking out e-books, including access to more than a million scanned public domain books and a catalog of thousands of contemporary e-book titles available at many public libraries.
To read the books, borrowers around the world can download and read them for free on computers or e-reading gadgets. Read more in The Wall Street Journal online.