Q. Can the library buy an electronic copy of my course textbook?
Textbook publishers have built their profit models around selling e-textbooks directly to students. The following publishers do not allow libraries to purchase an e-textbook version of their publications:
- McGraw Hill
- Oxford University Press
- RedShelf (Follett’s primary e-text vendor)
- Most publishers of common reads, popular fiction, and popular nonfiction
- Many health sciences texts
Access codes for associated content are also sold to individuals, not libraries.