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March 6, 2013 | Media Relations

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New program allows library borrowers to also buy books


Toronto  (March 6, 2013) – Toronto Public Library is offering customers the option to buy books via its website. When browsing for books, library customers will be able to select a “buy now” option that will link them to Indigo’s website when there is a copy available to buy. Additional retailers will be added shortly.


 “We’re happy to offer this innovative program. We know that many library customers do a mix of borrowing books from the library and buying their own copies. It’s great to give those customers the opportunity to purchase books and at the same time support their library,” said Paul Ainslie, Chair of the Toronto Public Library Board.


The library will receive a portion of the sale price, and will use these funds to support its collections and services. More information about the program is available.  


As always, Toronto Public Library encourages Torontonians to borrow materials from its collection of more than 11 million items including books, ebooks, CDs and DVDs in 40 languages.



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