Hoping to draw back readers, libraries nationwide have vastly expanded their lists of digital books, music, and movies that can be downloaded by patrons to a computer or MP3 player, Reuters reports—and it doesn't cost a cent, unlike, say, media from Apple Inc.'s iTunes or Amazon.com. In Phoenix, for instance, branches have banded together to create a digital library that currently has about 50,000 titles of eBooks, audio books, music, and videos that can be "checked out" from anywhere. Once discovered, says Tom Gemberling, the electronic resources librarian for the Phoenix Public Library, the program often proves wildly popular…


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