The Library does not buy textbooks selected for university classes. This applies for ebooks as well as physical books.
However, it would not be surprising to see the university move forward on this over the next few years, if pilot programs around the country are successful.
EBSCO -- YES for most (but we do select single user books also).
ProQuest ebrary -- YES for most (but we do select single user books also).
Oxford -- YES
Safari -- YES
NO except for
YES for most EBSCO ebooks and ProQuest ebrary ebooks. You have to set up an account and check the book out.
Download Adobe Digital Editions and set up AdobeID account. For an even better experience, get Bluefire app for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.
YES for all except Safari ebooks.
NO for Safari.
You can also download other page ranges for ProQuest ebrary and EBSCO. The maximum is usually about 60 pages.
ProQuest ebrary -- Create a PDF using this button along the top strip.
EBSCO -- Usually you can create and save a PDF using this button along the top. (E-mail Pages works too.)
EBSCO and ProQuest ebrary should not make you log in to download a chapter or chunk.
ProQuest ebrary, EBSCO, Oxford, and Safari ebooks are reasonably easy to read online.