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Epurchasing is currently closed.
The epurchasing scheme makes new ebooks available in LibrarySearch for a limited time.  
You can use the extra ebooks for study or research during this time, and your usage will choose which ones are automatically purchased for future use. 
We’re responding to student feedback, and trying to make it easier for you to get access to the books you want. In 2014/15, there were 616 rentals and 38 new ebooks purchased.  In 2015/16 we had separate epurchasing schemes with a subject-specialist focus.  The rentals and purchases for each subject are listed below and as you can see you can make a difference!  


​​​​Red dotBusiness School - CLOSED (141 rentals and 41 new ebooks purchased)
School of Arts & Creative Industries - CLOSED (103 rentals and 30 new ebooks purchased)
Red dotSchool of Computing - CLOSED (19 rentals and 9 new ebooks purchased)
School of Engineering & the Built Environment - CLOSED (34 rentals and 11 new ebooks purchased)
red dotSchool of Life, Sports & Social Sciences - CLOSED ( 18 rentals and 8 new ebooks purchased)
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care - CLOSED (36 rentals and 23 new ebooks purchased)
red dotASPEN - Education - CLOSED (11 rentals and 4 new ebooks purchased)


How does it work? 

The extra ebooks will be available when you use LibrarySearch. 
These ebooks are not owned by Edinburgh Napier University, but you can use them while epurchasing is open. The ebooks which are read most often will be automatically purchased and will remain available to all students and staff.

What happens when I am using the ebook? 

If you find one of the epurchasing books in LibrarySearch, you will see the Preview button below.
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When you choose Preview, you will get 5 minutes/50 pages access. At the end of the preview time, you will see a button to Request access (as below). Click on it to keep using the ebook. 

This will give you access to the ebook for a week. You may wish to note the citation details for future reference.
Note: This service runs for a limited amount of time and money. The majority of the Library budget will continue to be allocated based on balancing the needs of different modules, teaching and research. 
We are always happy to receive suggestions. See Can't find the book you want?


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