I’m still borrowing e-books from public libraries. I loved the digital edition of the late Louis Auchincloss
’s memoirs that popped up when I was browsing the electronic stacks of a library system near me here in Northern Virginia.
Public libraries at their best can be Serendipity Central.
But I rely much less these days on library books than before. Too often, some major e-books are AWOL from library collections or, as documented earlier this year by the Washington Post, have long waiting lists.