E-Readers on Checkout

WSJ – “With e-books growing in popularity among library users, the New York Public Library is considering going a step further—and loaning out the e-readers themselves. According to Anthony Marx, the president of the New York Public Library, the system, which serves more than 2.2 million borrowers, is exploring making e-readers available for checkout, though no time frame has been set. The move, he said, would be a natural extension of the library’s mission to get people to “read more and think more.”

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