Join Us in Changing E-Books for Libraries

Most publishers and e-book vendors currently impose restrictions on the use of their e-books, significantly impacting a library’s ability to provide adequate access to their own collection. At the same time, libraries are currently investing significant funds building collections they do not own, cannot share, and have little or no control over.

In order for libraries to continue to be able to offer a core service, it is imperative to advocate for libraries’ ability to practice the rights of first-sale doctrine (ownership, access, preservation, etc.) with their collections. Please join us by adding your institution’s name to our E-Book Rights Advocacy document. The advocacy document outlines standards we would like publishers and vendors to meet before we invest significantly in building an e-book collection.

The focus of this effort is to further conversations between publishers, vendors and libraries. We look forward to building momentum behind this effort and welcome your support. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

St. Paul, MN, September, 2013

List of Supporting Libraries & Organizations

  • Agnes Scott College Library
  • Amherst College Library
  • Augustana College Library
  • Austin College Library
  • Bates College Library
  • Becker College Libraries and Archives
  • Beloit College Library
  • Bethel University Library
  • Bryn Mawr College Library
  • Carleton College Library
  • Colgate University Library
  • College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Libraries
  • College of the Holy Cross Libraries
  • Concordia University Library (St. Paul, MN)
  • Cooperating Libraries in Consortium
  • DePauw University Libraries
  • Earlham College Libraries
  • Furman University
  • Gustavus Adolphus College Library
  • Hamilton College Library
  • Hamline University Library
  • Haverford College Libraries
  • Hope College Libraries
  • Illinois Wesleyan University Library
  • Inver Hills Community College Library
  • Lake Forest College Library
  • Macalester College Library
  • Northern Lights Library Network
  • Pioneer Ridge Middle School Media Center
  • Skidmore College Library
  • Trinity University Library
  • Union College Library
  • University of Indianapolis Library
  • University of the South Library
  • Wellesley College Library
  • Whitman College Library
  • Add your institution’s name