Wondering why you can't borrow more eAudiobooks & eBooks from your public library? So are we.

And we need your help to fix it. Help us demand great #eContentForLibraries from big publishers.

Availability as of January 2019.

The issue with eAudiobook access.

Demand for eAudiobooks is skyrocketing, but major multinational publishers aren’t making a number of best-selling titles available to Canadian public libraries – including some prominent Canadian and Indigenous works.

We want to share as many stories and ideas as possible in the formats you want. But in order for this to happen, the multinational publishers need to work directly with our libraries to make all titles available.

Pricing as of January 2019.

Hachette Canada

The FallenDavid Baldacci
E - B O O K

Physical Copy


Digital Copy


Libraries can’t afford to keep paying these prices.

Another issue libraries face is excessively high prices and restrictive purchasing models for eAudiobooks and eBooks. Libraries lend digital copies just like physical books — on a one-to-one basis. But the prices we pay for digital copies are exponentially higher.

Everyone will benefit from stronger #eContentForLibraries.

Libraries are crucial to creating a vibrant publishing industry in Canada. We’re constantly introducing Canadians to new titles and authors, directly influencing potential customers and fuelling sales outside the library.

Just as importantly, our libraries have significant purchasing power — but that only matters if we can buy the content our users want.

Hachette Book Group
HarperCollins Canada
Macmillan Publishers
Penguin Random House Canada
Simon & Schuster Canada

How can you help?

We want to work together with the major international publishers to establish stronger #eContentForLibraries and fair pricing models that benefit everyone.

We need your help to get heard. If you want more digital content in your public libraries, share this page and use #eContentForLibraries to spread the word – OR voice your concerns directly to the publishers who have the power to fix things.

Tell them how you feel.

Brought to you by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada

Brought to you by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada.