Our principles

To achieve a better user experience for library patrons, e-content providers must be willing partners, and offer inter-operable products. 

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Why we are here

As readers increasingly turn to eBooks, libraries have a responsibility to provide them with the same open, easy and free access to content they have with physical books. 

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The ReadersFirst Working Group is an active community of libraries working together to improve ebooks access. We are working on a number of projects you can learn about, contribute to and comment on.  Learn More


Who We Are

ReadersFirst is an organization of nearly 300 libraries representing 200 million readers dedicated to ensuring that library users have the same open, easy and free access to e-books that they have come to rely on with physical books.