eBooks at the NCSU Libraries

The NCSU Libraries provides access to thousands of eBooks across a variety of eBook publishers and vendors. To check which features are available from the various eBook publishers and vendors, click on the dropdown menu below. You may also get a holistic summary view of the features for all providers by following this link here.  For some providers, some features are labeled as "Varies". This is because we purchased titles from these providers with different models. For example, for ProQuest, we have Safari ebook collection with 5 simultaneous user limit, and other ebook titles with one or three simultaneous user limit. Individual eBooks within the library catalog will also have information on how many users can access the title at once, as seen in this catalog record.

We also have eBooks on Amazon Kindles, more information on which can be found here.

Digital Rights Management (DRM): It's intended to protect ebooks from illegal use by tying ebooks to the account that purchases them. With DRM, users can only use the ebooks on a certain devices (i.e. Amazon's Kindle) or in certain apps (i.e. Adobe Digital Editions). This definition is adapted from ebooksarchitects.com. Most of our ebook providers listed here do not apply DRM to ebooks we purchased.

Accessibility Statement and VPAT: An Accessibility Statement deals with general policies and commitments to accessibility made by a publisher or platform developer. A Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) provides information regarding the specific measures taken to ensure the accessibility of an eBook or an eBook platform. Where possible we have linked to vendor statements on accessibility and publicly hosted VPATs. Because products and platforms are constantly being revised and improved many publishers will supply us with VPATs upon request rather than hosting material that may quickly become outdated. If you have questions about specific features of a platform's accessibility, contact your subject specialist and they can request a current VPAT for you.

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EBSCO (Aggregator):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?Yes
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Varies
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Varies
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Only Partially Supported

ProQuest (Aggregator):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?Yes
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Varies
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Varies
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?Information Unavailable
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?Information Unavailable
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?Information Unavailable
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

American Chemical Society(ACS):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Web Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?Yes
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?VPAT April 2015
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Only Partially Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Only Partially Supported

American Mathematical Society (AMS):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?No
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?VPAT April 2017
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Only Partially Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Information Unavailable
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Information Unavailable
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Information Unavailable

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Upon Request
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Only Partially Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Only Partially Supported

American Society for Microbiology (ASM):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Information Unavailable
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Information Unavailable
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Information Unavailable

Business Expert Press:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Upon Request
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Only Partially Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Only Partially Supported

CABI:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

Cambridge University Press (CUP):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Information Unavailable
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Information Unavailable
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Information Unavailable

Duke University Press:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Information Unavailable
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Information Unavailable
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Information Unavailable

Elsevier:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?Yes
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

Geological Society of London:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?No
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Web Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Information Unavailable
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Information Unavailable
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Information Unavailable

Institution of Engineering and Technology:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

IOP Publishing:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Information Unavailable
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Information Unavailable
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?Yes
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

McGraw-Hill:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?No
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?No
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Information Unavailable
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Information Unavailable
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Information Unavailable

Morgan and Claypool:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?No
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Upon Request
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

Project Muse:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?Yes
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Varies
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?VPAT
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Web Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

SAGE:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?No
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Upon Request
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

SPIE:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?No
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT? 
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments? 
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities? 

Springer:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Upon Request
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Only Partially Supported

Taylor & Francis:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Varies
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?No
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

Wageningen Academic Publishers (WAP):

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?No
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Upon Request
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Mostly Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Mostly Supported

Wiley-Blackwell:

Is there DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the ebooks?No
Can multiple Users view the ebooks simultaneously?Yes
Do we have perpetual access to the ebooks?Yes
Can the ebook be put on E-Reserves?Yes
Are the ebooks available for interlibrary loan (ILL)?Yes
Can I use the ebooks for scholarly and educational use?Yes
Can I download chapters/sections PDF?Yes
Can I download the whole book PDF?Yes
Can I download the ebooks in EPUB format?No
Do I need additional software to download the ebooks?No
Do I need additional login to access the ebooks?No
Is there an Accessibility Statement or VPAT?Web Accessibility Statement
Do they support Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments?Only Partially Supported
Do they support Assistive Technology for Cognitive and Learning Disabilities?Only Partially Supported