Friday, July 22, 2011
Downloading Ebooks a Popular Service at Tulsa City-County Library
Tulsa City-County Library e-books downloading like hot cakes. (Tulsa World, 7/20/2011)
Excerpt: In the seven months since the Tulsa City-County Library launched its downloadable book option, more than 17,000 items have been checked out and downloaded onto e-readers.
"There is clearly a demand for it. We get calls and emails and questions all the time," said librarian Tim Spindle. "It's been wildly popular."
In the first two weeks books were available for download from the library, 88 percent of the available collection was checked out, Spindle said.
There are now 2,100 downloadable books in the library's collection with an average of 91 books checked out onto e-readers each day.
Speaking of Tulsa....