E-Books in public libraries
There is currently no legal requirement for public libraries to supply e-books and, similarly, no statutory requirement for publishers to allow their borrowing. For the full debate on e-books on public libraries see this page by lglibtech. Demand Driven Access This model is where the library purchases access to an e-book title when the public wants it rather than owning a copy. See this post on Lis-pub-libs by Ken Chad (August 2013):