The Toronto Public Library announced on Wednesday that library users now have the option of purchasing books via its website. Through the new Retail Affiliate Program, customers will see a “buy now” option when they search for a book. The button links them to the Indigo Books & Music website if there is a copy available.
A portion of sales made via the TPL website will support the library’s special collections and services. Going forward, the program will be expanded to include additional retailers.
The Ottawa Public Library has an affiliate plan in the works that would allow users to purchase ebooks through their website. Endorsed by the library board in February, an agreement with publishers and booksellers is still being negotiated.
The TPL’s “buy now” option is currently only available for books in print format.