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EBSCO eBooks Purchase Offer 2016-2017

Response Deadline: 
March 24, 2017

Subscription Term


April 1, 2017


March 31, 2018

BC Electronic Library Network, COPPUL, The Alberta Library, and the Manitoba Library Consortium are participating in this special offer for EBSCO eBooks. The final pricing discount will be determined by participation throughout Western Canada. Last year a 20% discount was achieved.

eBooks in this offer are only available for purchase with access in perpetuity.


2/28 - The deadline for participation has been extended through March 24 with a guaranteed billing by March 31.



Annually, BC Electronic Library Network, COPPUL, The Alberta Library, and the Manitoba Library Consortium participatein this special offer for the purchase of EBSCO e-books.

eBooks in this offer are only available for purchase with access in perpetuity. There is minimal duplication of titles between this offer and EBSCO’s Academic eBook Subscription Collection that was presented last summer. A spreadsheet which analyzes the overlap between the two ebook offers can be downloaded .

This ever-growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, and is a strong complement for any academic collection. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that users will have access to information relevant to their research needs, regardless of what those may be. There are over 470,000 titles in the collection.

EBSCO eBooks are accessible via a multitude of mobile devices for easy access anywhere (

Subject coverage includes, but is not limited to:

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business & Economics
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Language Arts & Discipline
  • Law
  • Literary Criticism
  • Medical
  • Military Science
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Poetry
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Social Science
  • Technology & Engineering

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Last updated: Jan 9, 2017


Response Instructions

Please email a completed Excel spreadsheet Order Form to BC ELN.  BC ELN / COPPUL members should respond to BC ELN.

Libraries can submit orders to BC ELN up until February 28, 2017. There is no minimum order. Access to purchased ebooks will be set-up as soon as possible after receipt of your order.

  • You can build a list though ECM and then export the list for purchase. In this case, however, you cannot purchase the titles directly through ECM if you want to participate in the consortia offer.
  • If you don’t have an ECM account, have forgotten your ID and password, or have an expired account, please contact Technical Support at: 1.800.758.5995
  • An instructional webinar will be held to show how to make lists in ECM and then how to export the list. The webinar will be held on Thursday, January 26th at 11:00am MT. Details on log-in information are included below.

Direct orders to EBSCO through YBP Gobi or EBSCOhost Collection Manager will NOT qualify for the discount.

Libraries will be invoiced the end of this offer when the total number of participants across all 4 consortia will be tallied and the appropriate discount applied to the invoice.

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Access Information

All eBooks are available at 1B1U (one book for one user at a time) and most of the books are available at 1B3U (one book for three users at a time) and 1BUU (one book for unlimited users at a time). Available access levels are noted in EBSCO's ECM.


Answers to many of the most frequently asked questions can be found in the EBSCO ebooks COPPUL checklist. If you are having difficulty retrieving this PDF, try this word version.

download EBSCO MARC records FAQ

Instructional eBook Webinar Information

Topic: 2017 EBSCO eBook Consortia Discount Offer Details
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Meeting Number: 806 934 995
Password: (This meeting does not require a password.)