Publishers Put Clamps on Library Patrons’ E-book Access

Scoville Library’s Claudia Cayne sees problems ahead for access to e-books. Photo By Marsden Epworth

When Amazon recently announced it would allow Kindle users to check out e-books at public libraries, something Nook and Sony reader owners have been able to do for some time, local Kindle readers must have been delighted to think hundreds of titles would finally be available to them at no cost.

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