UA Libraries' Perpetual Unlimited Use Ebook Collection
These titles have been purchased for courses, and some are DRM-free, allowing for more freedom in . They represent a sampling of the thousands of unlimited-license ebooks available from the UA Libraries. If you would like assistance in finding course materials, please contact [,,,]
A quick glance at ebook records: Ebook Central and EBSCO
Rules of access and usage vary by publisher. Look for details within each record:
Download limits and options
Print/chapter download information
This information can help you determine options for accessing (unlimited - anytime, or limited - plan ahead and/or download PDFs),
Quick fact: Publishers determine the license for every title
Publishers also decide what type of ebook license will be available to libraries. Many times certain types of licenses are not available for libraries to purchase (such as textbooks), as the open market is more profitable. Please note that you may experience a "busy signal" when trying to access limited-user licenses.
Single user license - this allows 1 user to access the book at a time.
3-user license - this allows for 3 simultaneous users to access the book at a time.
Multi-user license - this allows for a standard number of access points within a one year period (often 325). Each time a user accesses the title for more than 5 minutes, that constitutes one access point, or use. Once the access points run out the title is no longer accessible -[ is this always true? ]
An unlimited amount of users can access the book at the same time. This is generally the only license we recommend for course use. Some of these are DRM-free as well, and these licenses have greater flexibility than basic unlimited (see next tab).
These titles are NOT owned by the library (Subscription access can end without notice, which can make them unreliable for course use. Please use the Check for ebook availability form to ensure that the resource you need will be available to you all semester if you need it as as an instructor for your course. The licenses often expire anywhere between 3 months to 1 year. These are unlimited titles, but may not be available every semester.
DRM-free- What does this mean?
Digital Rights Management (DRM) are technologies that restrict usage of copyrighted materials, such as ebooks. These restrictions include copying, printing, and downloading. The University of Arizona Libraries purchases DRM-free licenses wherever possible, allowing for greater flexibility of use. In all cases, copyright law and licensing terms must be adhered to by the user.
Benefits of DRM-free resources:
Unlimited chapter downloads that never expire
Allows students to freely download, print, copy, and save content
Available for use at any time, any device
Ideal for assistive technologies such as screen readers
Find articles, books, reference works, and laboratory protocols in the life, health, physical, and social sciences, as well as the humanities. Note: UA does not subscribe to all content in Wiley Online Library. Check for open padlock icons. To set up an optional personal account, please use this Registration link
Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. HathiTrust members steward the collection — the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries — under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests.
Access Hathi Trust with UA NetID login by clicking "Login" and then searching for University of Arizona.
What are the links to Open Library books in some of our catalog records for print books and why are they there?
Open Library books that are linked from some of the records for our print books point to digitized versions of those titles that are freely available through the Internet Archive’s Open Library. For copyright reasons, these digitized surrogates of print books are only available to be checked out to a single user at a time (much like a print book), cannot be downloaded, and are protected by Digital Rights Management [DRM].
For that reason, their use is only appropriate for individual study, NOT as course texts. We add links to records for our print books where our print collection overlaps with their digital collection (which amounts to a couple hundred thousand titles). You can also go directly to the Open Library and use their collection of over 3 million books.