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Answered By: Kathy Clark
Last Updated: Feb 03, 2017     Views: 26

Using eBooks that the Phillips Library owns is a great way to provide information to you students at no cost to them. However, access to eBooks is complicated by several factors which you should be aware of before assigning the text.

Does Phillips Library own the eBook or do we rent the eBook through a database collection. The following general guidelines apply, but you can contact your library liaison with questions on specific titles.

  • eBook Purchase Collection (see example of catalog record) - owned by Phillips Library. Most have 1 simultaneous user which means the title becomes unavailable if a student downloads (checks out) the title. 
  • eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost) (see example of EBSCO record) - rented by Phillips Library through EBSCOhost. Content is updated twice per year which means the title could disappear. Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) (see example of EBSCO record) - rented by Phillips Library through EBSCOhose. Content is updated twice per year which means the title could disappear. Most have 1 simultaneous user.

For more information on eBooks see the Phillips Library eBooks guide: