Originally Posted by Leep
The libraries actually purchase a yearly subscription service from Overdrive. They prepay based on the number of books/copies they allow on checkout. I think that is why there are many different rules based on the size of the library budget. i.e. 5 items-2 weeks (Newport Beach abt 100 titles) versus 100 items-3 weeks, (NY more than 15,000 titles) and 20 items - 3 week (Seattle 4,000 titles).
In any case, it's a wonderful service.
As usual I was clear as mud - I was talking about pbooks when I was talking about rental of popular fiction.