Posted on July 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

More changes in lending terms are coming to your local library.

Simon & Schuster became the fourth major publisher to tweak its library payment model, according to Publishers Weekly.

On Monday, it announced that it would license ebooks for two years (not one) on a one-copy one-user model and that audiobook licenses would go down to two years from unlimited access.

Some ebooks will also be available on a per-checkout basis.

The American Library Association, in a statement, emphasized its commitment to ensuring their members — both the libraries and their patrons — can affordably access books.

Its press release, which you can read on the ALA's website, also expressed concern over the increasing complexity of big publishers’ ebook terms.

To catch up on the changes from Macmillan, Tor, Hachette, and Penguin Random House, check out Publishers Weekly’s article or The Digital Reader’s slightly more snarky post.

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