Not sure if this is the right place - please move if needed, mods, but it looks like something that may be of interest to authors, not to mention library patrons nationwide.

Link: Library Director note on Macmillan's decision to limit access to new e-Book titles

I work at the material distribution center, and we have seen numbers decline as more and more patrons turn to electronic/internet offerings through the library. As noted, this decision to limit public library access is worrisome, and if a large system like ours is impacted, I can only imagine the burden placed on smaller systems. Are libraries really any more of a threat to new book sales than piracy?