The Last of the Big 6 Publishers to Pilot eLending in Public Libraries

On the 15th of April 2013 Simon and Schuster announced a one year eLending pilot program in partnership with the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Library.   The complete catalog of eBooks will be made available to participating libraries  via the 3M Cloud Library platform and Baker and Taylors Axis 360 platform.  The titles can be acquired by the trial libraries on a one year lease from the date of purchase.  The titles can be checked out an unlimited number of times over the year, each copy can only be checked out by one user at a time.  No details pertaining to the price of the titles is currently available.  Library patrons also have the option to buy titles with a portion of the proceeds going to the library service.

Simon and Schuster press release.