The Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore College Libraries have significantly expanded their collection of academic e-books through the addition of more than 40,000 titles issued since 2006 by Cambridge University Press, the University of Chicago Press, Princeton University Press, Palgrave, and many other scholarly publishers. The books are available in Tripod, and new books will be added each week as publishers issue them.
The arrangement with library book vendor EBL (Ebook Library) allows students and faculty immediate access to books in this collection; to download entire books for reading on laptops, iPads, and a variety of mobile devices for a loan period of 1, 7 or 14 days; to print or copy limited portions of books; and to take reading notes that are preserved on the EBL site.
In contrast to other electronic book collections in Tripod, EBL does not charge for the entire set of books provided, but rather only the books that are borrowed. If you think a book from EBL should be owned by the library, simply contact a library staff member with your request.
“EBL allows faculty and students to discover through Tripod materials that the libraries might never have acquired. Though we pride ourselves on building collections which anticipate the needs of our respective communities, we know that research takes scholars to many different and unlikely places. The breadth of publishers in EBL which is particularly strong in international presses should complement nicely existing book selection on all three campuses.”
─ Peggy Seiden, College Librarian