Multnomah County Library ends boycott of Macmillan Publishers

While the doors are closed to our physical buildings, the library is still here for you. We are communicating with publishers and digital platforms to increase your access to online resources and content however we can. 

On March 17, Macmillan Publishers announced it is ending its library e-book embargo. Multnomah County Library (MCL) joins the American Library Association and other libraries in welcoming this decision. Equitable service to our community is critical, especially during these times.

Effective immediately, MCL will resume purchasing Macmillan e-book titles. The library is also purchasing additional copies of other titles to help reduce your wait time for e-books and audiobooks. 

Thank you to everyone who expressed their support of MCL’s previous decision to boycott Macmillan. It is because of your support, and collective action from libraries around the country, that we can continue to provide #ebooksforall. 

Login with your library card and get free access to thousands of digital titles. If you don’t have a library card, you can sign up for OverDrive access with your mobile phone number. 


I’ve been addicted to ebooks for several years now and I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for helping to get this resolved!
All hail the triumphant Librarian Army!!!
Nice to know we were listened to and the boycott worked. Good Job!
I appreciate our library in so many ways but way to initial a social movement on the behalf your library patrons and succeed. Looking forward to checking out e-books during quarantine and continuing to support our public library.

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