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How Copyright Protects Creators

World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day is more than just a symbolic date, it’s a reminder. We love being the champion of books and reading and all the benefits a lifelong love of learning can bring. However, as a Library, we must also uphold and honor the copyright laws that project the creators of that work. As information moves from the printed page into digital formats, things like access and fair use become bigger concerns. But what does that mean to the average reader? Should everything just be “open access”? Answers to these questions and more can be found in today's blog!

Get to Know Copyright

World Book and Copyright Day is more than just a symbolic date, it’s a reminder. We love being the champion of books and reading and all the benefits a lifelong love of learning can bring. However, as a Library, we must also uphold and honor the copyright laws that project the creators of that work. As information moves from the printed page into digital formats, things like access and fair use become bigger concerns. But what does that mean to the average reader? Should everything just be “open access”? If you have questions about copyright: this booklist is a good place to start.

The Most Popular eBooks—Chosen by You

In the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic when library buildings all had to close to the public, the Library’s digital collections were a literary lifeline. Now, of course, we have more options. Libraries are opening back up and everyone’s following COVID safety protocols. But, sometimes and for some people: eBooks are still the better choice. Speaking of choice: between the thousands of titles available on OverDrive and Hoopla, you’re spoiled for choice in what to read. Don’t take our word for it, though. Check out these great eBooks popular with Jacksonville Public Library readers in 2020 and the first part of 2021:

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Youth Booklist


The Most Popular eBooks—Chosen By You

The most popular ebooks, chosen by you!

We all know the basic benefits of borrowing eBooks. They are incredibly portable and available for free, 24/7 with your Library card. You have instant access to thousands of the Library’s most popular books with the push of a button and you can take them with you practically anywhere. Celebrate "Read an eBook Week" with us and check out these great eBooks popular with Jacksonville Public Library readers in 2020 and 2021:

Get The Most Out Of Your Library Card By Using Our Digital Library!

Get The Most Out Of Your Library Card

As coronavirus continues to spread, more and more people are self-isolating, social distancing, and working from home. If you’re hoping to stay busy during this time, Jacksonville Public Library has a variety of digital content, all accessible from the comfort of your home through your computer, television or smart device. If you have a library card, you can access this content for free. If you do not have a library card, sign up for a e-card to access our digital library. 

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