Originally Posted by Enraptured
Is borrowing an ebook from the library different from borrowing a print book from the library?
So far as I can tell, if a library buys N copies of an ebook then N patrons can checkout the ebook at any one time. The checkout time is a fixed period of time with the ebook expiring at the end of the checkout period. However, with Adobe (but not MOBI) there is an early return capability. OverDrive allows for "consortia", which I take to mean groups of libraries that are pooling resources, but overall this seems to be patterned on how physical books are handled by libraries.