E-book Circulation Increasing In Area Libraries
Posted: December 9, 2012 at 4:35 a.m.
Area librarians say e-books and other electronic media are flying off virtual shelves. The increase in usage means librarians must decide how to spend their book dollars: on traditional books or e-books.
By the Numbers
Circulation figures in area libraries are changing with more e-books being checked out, but physical book circulation remains the mainstay of library circulation. Library officials say an average of 300,000 print books are checked out each year.
City E-books Time Frame
Rogers 44,844 Jan.-Dec. 2011
Rogers 52,116 Jan.-Nov. 2012
Fayetteville 7,937 Jan.-Dec. 2011
Fayetteville 20,884 Jan.-Nov. 2012
Springdale N/A Jan.-Dec. 2011
Springdale 14,130 Jan.-Nov. 2012
Bentonville N/A Jan.-Dec. 2011
Bentonville 12,964 Jan.-Nov. 2012
Source: Staff Report
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