Originally Posted by jasonfedelem
Thats what I was afraid of.
The numbers will eventually shift, though. For instance, say you live in a town with 100,000 people who use the library. Say half start using e-readers. Maybe the town normally would buy two copies of a popular title. If half of the readers are on digital, the town could shift to buying one copy in print, one in digital, instead of two in print. Even if the digital and print versions cost the same, the digital version will last indefinitely. So you might argue savings. Of course, you might not make money from late fees if digital books are checked in automatically, lol.