EBSCO eBook Collection Pricing & Ordering

How to Build Your Own Unique Collection

Libraries can enhance their eBook offering and support special curriculum needs by building their own collection. Libraries can create customized collections via the EBSCO eBook catalog using Collection Manager. This tool helps libraries select titles, create title lists and order eBooks from EBSCO. EBSCO also offers Featured Collections and Subject Sets. In addition, EBSCO's collection librarians can create Custom Collections for your library's needs. Patron Driven Acquisitions is another option that can be a cost effective way to ensure you library purchases only eBook titles that you patrons want through user-triggers PDA and Smart PDA (triggered license upgrades, e.g, moving from 1 user to 3 users for a given eBook) purchase options.

After selecting your titles, please send the email directly to Anne Hatinen at Minitex. If you choose the "Submit this order" option from the Collection Manager catalog, EBSCO will process your order and forward the fulfillment receipt to Minitex for billing.

Pricing Model

For pricing, please contact Kyle Ginley at 800-653-2726 ext. 2446 / kginley@ebsco.com.

  • A participant's unique collection may be searched simultaneously with the Minitex eBook Collection, appearing seamless to the end user.
  • A library can establish specific checkout times for unique collection titles.
  • Participants purchasing a unique collection may add their own logo to accompany the Minitex logo.
  • The logo may also be linked to your library's webpage or another page on your website.

Use the Collections

Libraries participating in Shared Collections I, II or III access the titles on the EBSCOhost platform. Access is via IP-authentication and/or a secure referring URL.

If you are a participating library but are not authenticated, please contact EBSCO at support@ebscohost.com.

If you are an authenticated user experiencing technical issues or have functionality questions, please use EBSCO's online contact form to submit your issue. In the message box, provide a detailed description of the problem you are experiencing.

By submitting your issue online, EBSCO is able to collect technical information about your EBSCO account.

Remote Access

If your library has a way to authenticate your remote users, EBSCO eBooks can be used from a remote location.

Libraries that do not participate in Collections I, II or III may still access the EBSCO eBook titles via the MnLINK Gateway. Patrons must authenticate either by IP address or with an active library card. An active library card may be issued by most types of libraries: academic, community college, technical college, state agency or a public library.


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