What advantages do e-books offer over traditional print books?

E-book readers are compact; a single e-book reader can hold thousands of traditional text based e-books.

E-book readers are lightweight and portable

E-book readers and browsers are more effective in meeting the accessibility needs of library users with print disabilities. Many have built-in screen readers, screen enlargement options and text-to-speech functionality.

E-books do not require shipping and physical processing like traditional print books, saving staff time and money.

There is a definite “cool factor” associated with e-books.

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