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Eastern Washington University Libraries

eBooks at EWU Libraries

Information about current eBook access at EWU Libraries

Types of eBook Access

If you would like the library to confirm the number of users for a specific title, please contact Collection Services. Most titles allow unlimited access, but some expire after a certain number of uses or days.

User Limit  Definition
1 1 user at a time
3 3 users at a time
Limited  300 + uses per year and unlimited users at a time (sometimes referred to as non-linear lending)
Unlimited  Unlimited number of users
Concurrent Up to an annual maximum of uses (typically 365 uses) to unlimited users. Once that number is met, the eBook becomes unavailable.
Nonlinear The number of days used for each loan instance is subtracted from the total number of annual loan days set for the title - usually 325. For example, if four patrons each trigger a ten day loan for the same title, 40 days are deducted from the title's 325 loan days. Loan days renew on anniversary of purchase.

eBook Vendor Features Comparison Chart

eBook Comparison Chart

Collection Name Number of titles as of 12/21/18 Printing Downloading Concurrent Users
EBSCO eBooks 8,000+ Varies by publisher/title Varies by publisher/title Varies by title

Gale Virtual Reference Library (including Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) eBooks)

2,189 (68 ASCD) Chapter Level Chapter Level Unlimited
iG Library ebooks (business titles) 550 Chapter and Title Level Chapter and Title Level Unlimited
JSTOR Spanish ebooks 795 Chapter Level Chapter Level Unlimited
MIT Press ebooks (IEEE Xplore) 489 Chapter Level Chapter Level Unlimited
Oxford University Press / University of California Press ~16,000 Chapter Level Chapter Level Unlimited
ProQuest Ebook Central 150,000+ Varies by publisher/title

Varies by publisher; full downloads available to checkout; chapter downloads available as PDF (do not need to checkout)

Varies by title

(most unlimited)

Sage Reference ~70 Chapter level Chapter Level Unlimited
SpringerLink Education (2017) eBooks 561 Chapter and Title Level Chapter and Title Level Unlimited
Taylor & Francis / CRC Press ebooks 400+ Chapter and Title Level Chapter and Title Level Unlimited
Wiley 20,000 No printing restrictions Chapter and Title Level Unlimited

For a quick list of eBooks available at EWU (including description and rough size of above ebook collections): https://research.ewu.edu/az.php?t=2483​