MyiLibrary and NRC-CISTI Launch eBook Loans Service

May 04, 2007

The National Research Council Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) and MyiLibrary, an ebook aggregator, have partnered to launch a new service called eBook Loans, an electronic twist on the traditional library-interlending model. eBook Loans offer instant access to tens of thousands of electronic books from scholarly publishers, including Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Blackwell, and Springer. Each loan costs $25, payable online using a credit card. Users are given access to an eBook for 30 days through a URL received in an email immediately after payment has been received. There is no need to return a borrowed eBook because the link expires automatically. Librarians and others wishing to access this new service should visit the CISTI Catalogue.