Originally Posted by dpierron
It's certainly not far away of the way the libraries work now, but there are subtle differences :
But anyway, I've thought about this and I think that I found the problem, which is why no one has yet created such a library : the libraries, when they buy books, pay a lot more expensive price for them that regular people... The huge price includes the right to lease the book, and the arguable loss for the editor.
No they don't - they order lots of books and hence get discounts. For example, the public libraries in this state in general order collectively - so that's a of books.