There are various monograph platforms where single title e-book resources can be found. If you don't know where to begin, please use CUNY's OneSearch for a search limited to electronic books. If you would like to recommend an e-book for the library's general collections, please use the Materials Recommendation Form to relay your request.
Library E-Book Facts
The types of e-books the library subscribes to and purchases are licensed institutional copies that can be shared campus wide to CSI-CUNY students, faculty and staff. Access is via SLAS/ FLAS authentication. Most ebooks have digital rights management restrictions (DRM). DRM includes restrictions on the number of users that can access a resource at any one time, as well as limits on copying, printing and downloading. When available, the library has made a concerted effort to include DRM-free ebooks within it's collections in order to ensure increased accessibility and unlimited student access. Users will also have lifetime access with increased usability across different devices.
Ebooks are acquired by the library through large subscription packages, individual purchases, and through programs such as Automatic License Upgrades, Patron Driven and Evidence Based Acquisitions which allows previews of book content and only purchases the title based on meaningful use or demand by the user. The latter allows a wider selection of title offerings and academic content to the campus community as a whole without an initial monetary commitment.
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