Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto, Rogers, 9865 & 8300-eHDD, Panasonic TCP65S1, Denon AVR4310Ci; Sony KDL40W3000, 8300-eHDD
Just as an FYI, the library may have many copies of a particular e-Book, depending on expected (and then afterwards perhaps also realized) demand. No one said they only have one copy of a particular eBook.
This would, of course, depend on the library involved and the book involved. I would guess that the Toronto library may have a hundred copies of a particular, popular eBook in the same way they have (or used to have) tens/hundreds of paper books throughout the various branches.
As I stated earlier, my wife has never had to wait long for her "holds", with some books available right away and she always has several books on her reader. She reads several books a week (fast reader). ie, the system works. My brother and his wife are similar, although they probably read slightly fewer books than my wife. Same for friends who "borrow". I guess my point is, based on experience from the many users I know, there is no problem here.