We want all residents to have full and equal access to all library resources. But when it comes to eBooks and audiobooks, things are more complicated. EBook and audiobook access through your library is often constrained by publisher restrictions, such as how many copies libraries can get, and how long libraries have to wait after the book is released to the general public. There are limits publishers place on libraries which consumers never see. And these restrictions can change at any time. As they alter, so will your access to eBooks and audiobooks through LEA. What you can borrow, and also how you can find it and borrow all depend on these changes.
As a library user, you know how easy it is to get regular books from libraries across the state. Right now, with LEA, eBook and audiobook sharing is possible for the first time. But it’s not as simple and not always easy. LEA represents a new level of cooperation between Massachusetts libraries. But there is still some way to go.