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Why did you change the number of digital check outs and holds to five? Until very recently it was 10.

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2012  |  20 Views

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Great Question! We have a heavy demand for eBooks, and this is the reason for the change.  By returning eBooks early, or using the 7 day checkout period, it is still possible for most quick readers to get as many items as they want.  For comparison, most libraries in the state allow a maximum of four checkouts at a time. We are also working on increasing our collection of digital items. 

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  1. How do you return an ebook early? I wasn't aware of this option. Also, we're the largest city in the state so such restrictions are ridiculous and not even comparable. Lincoln still allows 10 selections and they are overloaded as well. The areas you're speaking of having four book restrictions are RURAL,thus not so many competing patrons.
    by kim on Jan 10, 2012.
  2. The method of return depends on your eReader. Let us know which model you have. The restriction of four (for comparison) has the same purpose of ensuring items are available. We would all really like a higher limit; it is a challenge to balance growing demand with limited funds.
    by Todd Schlechte on Jan 11, 2012.

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