You spoke, and we heard you! Effective today, we are again offering loan periods of up to three weeks instead of two weeks for our ebooks and downloadable books offered through our OverDrive Digital Library service.
Why did we make that change any way?
We reduced the loan period in December because of the large increase in ebook circulation, coming at a time when the Free Library's materials budget remains flat and many popular ebook titles have long waits. By reducing the loan period, titles would be available sooner for the next customer waiting to read that book. But many of you told us that two weeks was not long enough to read some longer titles. So, we are returning to the longer loan period!
I want to thank everyone who took the time to let us know how they felt about this. We appreciate your interest in and support of the Free Library of Philadelphia!