Libraries Launch Collection Of 80,000 Free E-Books

A group of libraries has gathered its resources to launch an e-book lending collection, filled with 80,000 entries, most of which are from the 20th century.

Internet Archive Forums explains users need to get an account at OpenLibrary.org, which allows them to borrow five e-books at a time for two-week periods. The books are readable on laptops, library computers and tablets, such as the iPad.

OpenLibrary.org current operates a database with more than 1 million e-books without restrictions.

If you read e-books, what device do you use and why do you prefer e-reading to paper?

Internet Archive and Library Partners Develop Joint Collection of 80,000+ eBooks To Extend Traditional In-Library Lending Model [Internet Archive Forums via Slashdot]