Released: June 22, 2012

Most U.S. readers unaware of e-books at libraries

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Though Kindles and Nooks are becoming almost as common as books, more than half of all U.S. readers don’t know they can borrow e-books from their local library, a Pew Center poll showed on Friday.

The poll showed 62 percent of readers didn’t know if their library had e-books for lending, and only 12 percent of Americans 16 and older who read e-books had borrowed at least one from a library in the past year.

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