EBooks vs Print Books
eBooks, when available, are preferred over print books with the following exceptions:
- Books that contain highly formatted or visual content — such as art works, charts, and graphs — or are otherwise difficult to use in electronic format.
- Books that are likely to be read cover-to-cover such as novels and books intended for a popular audience.
- Books that are available in paperback for significantly less than the eBook, AND for which there is minimal projected usage by branch campuses.
If the library owns a print copy of a title, the eBook may still be added via Demand Driven Acquisitions.
If the library owns an electronic copy of a title, the print copy may be obtained upon request via Interlibrary Loan.
For purchase suggestions, the title will be acquired in the requested format when available.
- Ebsco Academic Ebook Collection
- ATLA Monograph Collection
- Older NetLibrary group purchase deals through a variety of consortia
ProQuest Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA)
The DDA title list includes eBooks with a purchase price of $90 or less published within the last 3 years. Other titles may be added manually at the discretion of the librarians. When adding titles, both purchase price and short-term loan prices should be taken into consideration.
Non-owned titles are automatically purchased after 1 short-term loan.
Biblical Studies, textbooks and other high-use titles should be purchased outright to avoid short-term loan fees.
OverDrive DDA ebooks.