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Five College Libraries EBL Pilot Project

This consortial patron-driven acquisition project offers a wide, uniform pool of eBook titles across the five campuses, with a single link to the eBook (rather than five separate links for the five campuses).   

Costs relate to use.  Short browses are free; longer browses, printing, and copying generate a one-week loan of the book.  Five loans from a single campus trigger a purchase.  All titles offer unlimited simultaneous use for the short term loans.

The loans are paid for from a shared deposit account (based on the elevenths formula), with purchases paid for by the individual campuses.

EBL data is available from December 2013 through June 2016.