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 electronic books and read them offline or print them.

The books 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. Springer, GABAL Verlag, John Wiley & Sons, Franzis Verlag, Apress, McGraw-Hill, Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Cambridge University Press og Taylor and Francis are just some of the names.

The content is written by professionals – opposed to regular web searches with many wrong and misleading information.

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Electronic books from reputable publishers - tailored for public libraries. Integration with existing library system and full MARC support.

What is Books Public??

Books Public is a comprehensive collection that provides full access to the complete and unabridged contents of more than 33,000 online textbooks as well as hundreds of audiobooks and executive summaries in a fully searchable database.

Books Public is tailored to public libraries and is accessible online through the existing library system.

Books Public automatically keeps the library's collections updated with new releases, which eases the burden of making time-consuming catalog selections while ensuring that frontlist titles are represented.

Books Public delivers high quality electronic books by reputable publishers and ensures that everyone can find resources - at any time and anywhere - including the patrons who log in from home.

Books Public is a resource that is very attractive and widely used by public libraries. Books Public is available on most "link resolver services", but also supports the MARC standard on all titles - ensuring integration with the current search system.

You can select "Chapters to Go" read more here.

Resourceful content.

Books Public online books is divided into several individual collections and covers, among other things, these topics:

ITpro

  • Business Skills for IT Professionals

  • Certification and Compliance

  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization

  • Computer Science

  • Data and Databases

  • Desktop and Office Applications

  • Enterprise Resource Planning

  • Hardware

  • IBM and Oracle Technologies

  • IT Project Management

  • Networks and Protocols

  • Operating Systems and Servers

  • Security

  • Software Design and Development

  • Web Development and Graphic Design

BusinessPro

  • Business Analysis

  • Business Skills

  • Corporate Case Studies & Interviews

  • Employee Training & Development

  • Finance & Accounting

  • Hospitality & Tourism

  • Human Resources

  • International Business

  • Management & Leadership

  • Marketing & Sales

  • Project Management

  • Quality & Manufacturing Management

  • Social Media

  • Sustainability

  • Team Skills

  • Technology in Business

EngineeringPro

  • Aerospace

  • Automotive

  • Bioengineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Computer Tools

  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering

  • Engineering General

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Food & Colour Chemistry

  • Industrial; Manufacturing & Operational Systems

  • Marine Engineering

  • Materials Science

  • Mathematics

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Nanotechnology

  • Nuclear Engineering

  • Optical Engineering

  • Petroleum; Mining & Geological

  • Physics

  • Safety & Health

  • Software Engineering

  • Sustainability

  • Systems Engineering

  • Telecommunications

FinancePro

  • Accounting

  • Alliances; Partnerships and Joint Ventures

  • Auditing

  • Certification Prep

  • Consolidation & Mergers

  • Credit & Loans

  • Economic Influences

  • Ethics

  • General References

  • Government & Non-Profit

  • Insurance

  • International Issues

  • Investing

  • Operations Management

  • Planning & Budgeting

  • Real Estate

  • Risk Management

  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

  • Selling Financial Services

  • Taxation & Valuation

  • Technology

  • Venture Capital

Desktop

  • Adobe

  • Android

  • Apple

  • Business Applications

  • General Computing

  • Google

  • Graphics & Design

  • Handheld Devices

  • IBM Notes

  • Internet & Web

  • iOS

  • Mac OS

  • Microsoft Dynamics

  • Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft Teams

  • Microsoft Windows

  • Mobile Devices and Computer Skills

  • OpenOffice

  • Operating Systems

Recognized publishers

Books Public gives you knowledge directly from a wide range of professionals. The titles in Books Public is a complete reproduction of the same titles which is released through a number of publishers. With Books Public you get access to the original content from a large number of the world's leading and respected writers and publishers. There are currently agreements with more than 400+ publishers such as Springer, GABAL Verlag, John Wiley & Sons, Franzis Verlag, Apress, McGraw-Hill, Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Cambridge University Press og Taylor and Francis.

Powered by Skillsoft

Books Public online books comes from our long-standing partner Skillsoft, who has been honored with numerous awards and accolades.
 
 
Trial access.
We are happy to provide free of charge trial access for a period of 30 days.

Required information to set up the trials:

  • EZproxy URL / IP range for the library.
  • Collections to include in the trial.
  • Target start date of trial.
  • Technical contact.
  • Library contact.

Please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail, if you want a trial access.

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Licensing Model.

Books Public for public libraries are licensed based on the number of users.

Books Public is offered as a license that provides simultaneous access to patrons and employees. Once they are logged in to your library system, the Skillsoft titles are presented, along with other resources found when performing a search, and can be accessed online.

These models are only available to libraries and academic institutions.

Full MARC support!!

All titles in our collections are supporting the MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) standard, making it easy to create integration between your search system and Books Public. The MARC standard ensures that all the bibliographic data from Books Public becomes available in your search systems.

At the same time, Books Public is available on most link resolver services. In many cases, integration with the library system can thus be done with a few mouse clicks.
"The choice was easy. Books is the right solution – both technical and economical."
Ålborg Universitet
Lone Ramy Katberg
License Administrator
"Early on we got a time-limited trial access, where we assessed the content and verified that our demands were met."
Ålborg Universitet
Lone Ramy Katberg
License Administrator
"The sub collections we have chosen to subscribe also provide us with titles more exactly targeted at our users than some other more multidisciplinary collections."
Mälardalen University
Tord Heljeberg
Librarian, e-resources

IP authentication or EZproxy

The integration can be either via IP authentication or EZproxy. This ensures flexible access and makes it possible to access the databases easily and anonymously - even outside the library area.
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