Since the move to blended learning due to the Covid-19 educational context, it is now University and Library policy that all essential items on reading lists must be in electronic format.
In order to determine if an eBook version is available for use on a reading list, you will need to do the following:
When Library staff review your reading list, we will add information about the license type to help guide tutors and students on levels of access. We appreciate that the eBook licensing landscape is a complex and frustrating one, which is why we support the national Academic eBook Campaign asking the UK government to urgently investigate the academic publishing industry over its eBook pricing and licensing practices.
'No sales rights in your region'
Please be aware that although an eBook may appear as available via a publisher's website, we may not always be able to purchase it for the UK region due to licensing agreements. It is possible that the eBook will become available in the future, so you can contact the library to see if purchasing options have been updated.
In order to ensure that your students are able to make the most of the resources available to them on your module, tutors can draw their attention to our guidance on downloading eBooks.