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DPLA and Amazon Publishing to Provide Ebooks and Audiobooks to U.S. Libraries

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) signed an agreement with Amazon Publishing to make the publisher’s 10,000-plus ebooks and audiobooks available to U.S. libraries through the DPLA Exchange marketplace by the end of 2021. This is the first agreement Amazon Publishing has entered into to make its content available to libraries. Patrons, whose data will not be provided to the publisher, can get the titles via the SimplyE app. Four licensing models will be on offer:
  • Unlimited, one user at a time access, two-year license
  • Bundles of 40 lends, available with a maximum of 10 simultaneously, with no time limit to use the lends
  • Bundles of five lends, available simultaneously, with no time limit to use the lends
  • 26 lends, one user at a time access, the lesser of two years or 26 lends license

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