At a glance:
What is Books Public?▼
Tailored to public libraries, Books Public provides access to the complete and unabridged content of more than 38,000 online textbooks as well as hundreds of audiobooks and executive summaries in a fully searchable database.
All users have full and simultaneous access to all titles and the collection is automatically updated with new releases.
It is possible to download parts of the books and read them offline or print them.
The collection is available on most "link resolver services", and support the MARC standard on all titles.
What kind of content is included?▼
Access to the complete and unabridged content of more than 38,000 online high quality textbooks from reputable publishers as well as hundreds of audiobooks and executive summaries in a fully searchable database.
A resource that keeps your collections up to date in a timely, efficient and accessible way and eases the burden of making time-consuming catalog selections and ensures that frontlist titles are represente.
What does it cost ?▼
The price is based on the individual library's agreed number of users.
The subscription is made for 1, 2 or 3 years and provides full and unlimited access during the license period.
We are happy to make a tailor-made offer, based on your situation.
How is it installed?▼
All titles support the MARC standard, making it easy to integrate with your search system.
The MARC standard ensures that all bibliographic data is available in your search systems.
Books Public is available on most link resolver services. In many cases, the integration with the library system can thus be done with a few clicks of the mouse.
The integration can be done either via IP authentication or EZproxy. This ensures flexible access and makes it possible to access the databases easily and anonymously - also outside the library area.
Which publishers are behind?▼
The titles are a complete rendering of the same titles that are published through a number of publishers. There are currently. agreements with more than 400 publishers. Wiley, Mc Graw Hill, Apress, Wrox, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Franzis, Springer, Wiley-vch are just some of the names.
The content is written by professionals – opposed to regular web searches with many wrong and misleading information.
e-books for public libraries.