Originally Posted by Graham
That is the way it works here in the UK. It seems a reasonable model to me since an unlimited license to lend would presumably cost more. So by buying a limited license to lend the libraries can balance cost against demand, resulting in a greater variety of titles on offer.
Well, it shouldn't matter much if they lend out 10 books a day for 100 days, or just 1000 books in 1 day. The only thing it would change, is that the people that signed up for a book and lost interest due to the long wait for a book would get it right away, but I can't believe it would be more than a 10% increase.