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Ordering: Ebooks or Streaming


The Acquisitions Technician will order single title ebooks

When any ebook is ordered by a librarian, please identify what sort of user quantities are needed to fulfill the request. Also, designate a maximum price for purchase. 

User quantities:

  • Single User (1U)– One concurrent user may access the book.
  • Three User (3U) - Three concurrent users may access the book at any given time.
  • Unlimited Access (UA) – No restrictions on loan instances or simultaneous users.
  • Non-Linear Lending (NL) – Unlimited users. Each "copy" of an ebook that a library purchases via Non-Linear Lending allows up to 325 loan instances per year.  At the end of the lending year, these 325 loan instances automatically renew at no additional cost.
    • A "Loan" occurs when any of these happens:
      • Viewing of the book for more than 5 minutes (by an individual patron)
      • Copy
      • Print
      • Download a page-range or chapter
      • Full-download