10/16/13 2:45 p.m.
Libraries across the state are seeking a legislative solution to make sure they have equal access to e-books. Presently there are only a handful of publishers that sell to libraries. Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Director, Jeff Winkle said that many publishers are not yet sure how to handle the business side of selling to libraries..
Winkle said a conventional book has a limited life whereas an e-book is essentially forever and publishers are trying to find the right system to sell to libraries. Winkle said that an effort is underway to ask the U.S. Congress to look into e-books to make sure everyone has equal access to them..
There are some publications that are only available through e-books and those numbers are expected to grow.