The National Library of Luxembourg in conjunction with the Higher Council of Public Libraries have unveiled a bold new initiative. Starting today over 72,000 e-books are now available for loan, making it one of the largest digital collections in Europe.
The new service for library members is being rolled out as a pilot project in 10 different libraries. It will be managed by the Luxembourg Consortium Department and the IT department of the National Library. All of the e-books in the collection are a mixed offering of English, French and German titles.
It is important to note that these are not merely academic journals or royalty free books, but there are thousands of bestsellers by major publishers. You will be able to find most content that Amazon, Apple or Google would have in their digital bookstores.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.