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July 14, 2017
Chandler Public Library partners with Navajo and Pinal County libraries to expand e-book collection
The Chandler Public Library has entered into a partnership with the Navajo and Pinal county libraries that will benefit users of all three library systems through sharing of e-book collections. The agreement utilizes the cloudLibrary™ system to share each library’s e-book collections with one another. This means that Chandler Public Library users now have access to more e-books, especially older backlist titles and the newer popular materials. This will result in shorter wait times for Chandler Library users wanting to read the latest best-sellers.
 
“The process for checking out materials in the cloudLibrary™ app is exactly the same and customers will not see any difference with their user experience,” says Chandler Public Library Manager Dan Lee. “Chandler customers will have priority to check out e-books from the City of Chandler collection. In addition, they will have access to more than 5,000 additional titles in the cloudLibrary™ collections of the Navajo and Pinal county libraries.”
 
Chandler library customers will be able to borrow popular titles that are not checked out by users at the other libraries, although they will not know whether the e-book they are reading is from the Chandler, Navajo or Pinal collections. Lee reports that Chandler e-book users are already seeing the benefits of the agreement, which started in June. In the first two weeks of the partnership, Chandler customers borrowed more than 1,200 copies from the other libraries.
 
“This type of innovative partnership is what Chandler is known for,” said Councilmember Sam Huang. “As a big proponent of libraries, expanding access and reducing wait times for Chandler Library e-book users is a wonderful benefit for our community.”&nbs