Maryland First in Nation to Ensure Equal Access to E-books for Public Libraries
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- On: 06/03/2021 05:46:21
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The new law ensures the right of public libraries in Maryland to purchase and lend e-books and digital audiobooks, setting a precedent nationwide. Read the Press Release and view the Fact Sheet.
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The Maryland Library Association praises legislation that became law today, which ensures the right of public libraries in Maryland to purchase and lend e-books and digital audiobooks, setting a precedent nationwide.
The Public Libraries – Electronic Literary Product Licenses – Access (HB518/SB432) law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2022, requires “a publisher who offers to license an electronic literary product to the public to also offer to license the product to public libraries in the State on reasonable terms that would enable public libraries to provide library users with access to the electronic literary product.”
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