Douglas County Libraries adds Rowman & Littlefield titles to the DCL platform

February 27, 2014 – (Lanham, MD) – Rowman & Littlefield is proud to announce its new partnership with Douglas County Libraries to provide e-books directly to the DCL e-book platform.

This partnership is part of DCL’s move to partner directly with publishers to provide electronic content for patrons. The newly signed agreement stipulates that e-books will be provided at a flat discount directly to the library system’s platform. This includes the trade, general interest, and reference titles most of interest to today’s readers.

Douglas County Libraries is on the forefront of developing the technologies and services that give patrons greater access to digital content. DCL interim director Rochelle Logan says of the deal, “We are very pleased to come to an agreement to purchase e-book files from Rowman & Littlefield for Douglas County Libraries’ collection. Our patrons will now have the opportunity to access their great nonfiction titles on topics such as history, parenting, politics and health.”

Rowman & Littlefield Vice President of Marketing Linda May echoes her sentiment, saying, “We at Rowman & Littlefield are very excited to have this new agreement with Douglas County Libraries. There are several other libraries and library systems interested in buying e-books directly from us to load on their own platforms, but DCL is the only public library so far. They have been in the forefront of this movement and we expect to learn a lot from the partnership.”

Rowman & Littlefield is pleased to become part of DCL’s content offerings, and has just processed the first batch of books for the DCL e-book platform.

Douglas County Libraries is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning. Learn more at 303-791-7323303-791-7323 or DouglasCountyLibraries.org.