More than three-quarters of the nation's public libraries offer e-books, but many Americans don't know that this service is provided by their local library. Yet 58 percent of Americans have a library card, 69 percent say their local library is important to them, and many Americans would like to learn more about borrowing e-books.
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Keeping up with e-reader technology can feel overwhelming. Many libraries offer tutorials, in-person classes, and drop-in labs on how to use e-books. Tablet use, in general, is increasing more rapidly than expected in the U.S., and 29 percent of tablet owners say they have decreased reading books printed on paper. However, 48 percent of all owners of e-book reading devices such as Kindles and NOOKs say they don't know if their library lends e-books. And 47 percent of those who read an e-book in the past year say they don't know.
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