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Ebook Subscription Vendors and Policies

Posted: Apr 5, 2017

The libraries acquire ebooks from a number of vendors, including ProQuest, ESBCO, Springer, Wiley and also through a consortium of NY Libraries called ConnectNY. There are also free online ebook providers such as Google Books.Click here for more information on Google Books.
The table below is an attempt to provide our users with information on those current providers of ebooks for which the library maintains subscriptions and the specific terms of use including downloading to mobile devices.

ASCE - Ebook Central | EBSCO - Safari | ScienceDirect - Wiley |

  ASCE eBooks Books24X7 Ebook Central
Content Over 350 titles in civil engineering. Over 13,000 books, plus over 1,000 short videos on IT topics . Titles from a range of subjects and publishers, includes Academic Complete .
#Users Unlimited Unlimited Varies
Timeout N/A N/A 15 Min.
Printing Unlimited 1 screen at a time Limited; varies by publisher; up to 60 pages
Download to PC Entire book No Academic Complete - 14 days; Other titles 1-7 days.
Checkout N/A N/A See above
Download to Device N/A No

Nook,
iOS Devices, Kindle Fire,
Android Devices

User Acct? Yes No Yes
Software

Adobe Reader

No

Adobe Digital Editions,

Bluefire



EBSCO eBook Collection JSTOR Knovel Safari
Content Over 11K titles purchased by RPI and freely available ones Titles from a range of subjects and publishers on the JSTOR platform; provided by CNY. Knovel contains electronic reference titles in selected engineering disciplines. Searchable collection of ebooks on technology, digital media, and business books.
#Users Single & Multiple Use Unlimited Unlimited  4
Timeout 15 Min. 30 Min. N/A 20 Min.
Printing 60 pg limit By chapter Chapter at a time Unlimited but does 1 pg. at a time
Download to PC becomes inactive when checkout period over By chapter By chapter No
Checkout 14 days N/A N/A N/A
Download to Device Nook,
iOS Devices, Kindle Fire,
Android Devices
No By chapter (.pdf) No
User Acct? Yes No No No
Software

Adobe Digital Editions,

Bluefire

No No No


 ScienceDirect (Elsevier)  SIAM  Springer  Wiley
Content Selected titles purchased by RPI Access to @400 ebooks published by the Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics Includes three purchased ebook packages in SpringerLink database Selected titles purchased by RPI
#Users Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Timeout N/A N/A N/A N/A
Printing Chapter at a time Chapter at a time Chapter at a time Chapter at a time
Download to PC By chapter (.pdf) By chapter By chapter By chapter
Checkout N/A N/A N/A N/A
Download to Device By chapter (.pdf) By chapter (.pdf) Entire Book By chapter (.pdf)
User Acct? No No No No
Software No No No No

Downloading to Mobile Devices:

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