Library eBook downloads are on the rise, and our library partners at New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library recently got some great ink in the New York Daily News because of it.

From the New York Daily News:

It’s a brave new world where “Brave New World” is available in both digital and old-fashioned book form.

“E-books aren’t changing the library’s mission but rather influencing the ways we can deliver our mission,” said Anne Thornton, director of reference and research services at the New York Public Library, which covers the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.

“You have to respond to what your patrons want,” noted Michael Santangelo, who oversees almost 13,000 titles available online as curator of the electronic book collection at the Brooklyn Public Library. “We are just trying to go where people are at right now, and we are trying to build upon that.”

To read the full article, head over to the Daily News’ website.

Most interestingly, the Daily News pulls this little bit of information out about when users are accessing eBooks from the library:

Most e-books are checked out in the evenings, when most brick-and-mortar libraries are closed.

From your experience, when do you see your patrons downloading most often?

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