Q. Can the library buy an electronic copy of my course textbook?

Answer

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:

  • Pearson
  • Cengage
  • 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.

  • Last Updated May 17, 2021
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  • Answered By Ron Gilmour

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