Library e-books come from different vendors with different license agreements, but they can be divided into two major types.
Two types of library e-Books
Unlimited simultaneous users -- No limit on the number of users who can use the e-Book at one time. This is the access model the Vet Med Library prefers to purchase when possible. Most e-Books from Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, and Tayloer & Francis allow unlimited simultaneous users. The format of these e-Books is as a PDF. Download the chapters, or sections, of the e-Book you need. Please be sure to observe copyright and only use these PDFs for your personal use. Instructors -- Feel free to post the link to chapters, but not the PDF itself.
Restricted access -- Restrictions vary between vendors and even within vendor offerings! Common restrictions are 1 user, 3 simultaneous users and 300 checkouts per year. Once the access limit is reached, you will be blocked or put into a queue. Most EBL, Ebrary, NetLibrary and Ebsco e-books have restricted access. In addition to access restrictions, the format depends on the vendor. Although the e-Book can be viewed in a browser, this is often slow and awkward. The Vet Med Library recommends downloading Adobe Digital Editions and creating a free account. This allows much more convenient and responsive viewing in PDF or epub format. In many cases, Adobe Digital Editions also allows you to transfer the e-book to your preferred reading platform.
All library e-Books are available off-campus. To access e-Books from off-campus, you will be asked for your Auburn University username and password.
Vet students and faculty: Use your VIN login to access their e-Books.
Titles include: Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook, 8th ed. (2015); North American Companion Animal Formulary, 11th ed. (2015); and BSAVA Small Animal Formulary, 7th ed. ( 2011)
IVIS e-Books are free but you need to create a free account.
Titles include: Avian Medicine (1994); Guide to Plant Poisoning of Animals in North America (2001); and Management of Laboratory Care and Use Programs (2002)
Alphabetical list -- A-Z
e-Books in veterinary medicine & biomedicine
Most of our e-Books allow unlimited simultaneous users!
Access restrictions (if any) are noted (e.g., number of simultaneous users)
Don't forget to search the library catalog to find all books -- print & electronic