I rely heavily on libraries to get the books that I read. They aren’t cheap here and the amount of books I’m able to read and review is heavily influenced by what’s made available through the library system. Toronto’s library is well-funded, so I couldn’t understand why there were so few digital copies of really popular books.
And now, after doing a little bit of research on it, I can understand why.
Basically, the international book publishers are throttling libraries by charging them more for digital copies than regular ones.