Sixty-seven Percent Of Libraries Offer eBooks

The number of public libraries offering eBooks has been steadily growing over the past three years.

According to a new report from the American Library Association, 67.2 percent of public libraries offer eBooks in 2011, up from 65.9 percent in 2010, 55.4 percent in 2009 and 51.8 percent in 2008. This number is not a surprise, as companies like OverDrive (one of the leading digital book distributors) and device makers like Sony have been expanding their library partnerships.

Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina and Massachusetts lead the pack, while states including North Dakota, Nebraska and New Mexico lag behind. (Follow this link to see the full state breakdown).

The full ALA report:2011 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study is available here.