The Connecticut state legislature is considering HB6829 and HB6800, two new ebook bills that would allow public libraries to purchase ebooks just like physical books. This legislation will give our libraries more control over their collections, extend their budgets, and better meet the needs of their patrons. The bills are carefully crafted to safeguard the rights of copyright holders while establishing fair terms for libraries and other consumers. It's a win-win situation that benefits everyone involved.
We believe that reading is a fundamental right, and we should do everything in our power to make it as accessible as possible. For many people, eBooks are the most practical way to access books due to mobility issues, distance from libraries, or simply the convenience of digital formats. Please join the Connecticut Library Association and EveryLibrary in urging your state legislators to support HB6829 and HB6800.
By doing so, we can make reading more accessible to everyone in our state and ensure libraries have the digital collections our towns need.