The Thurgood Marshall Law Library has joined with the other 15 libraries in the University System of Maryland (USM) in a pilot project to provide over 6,500 new interdisciplinary eBooks from EBooks Library. This eBooks pilot is a demand-driven acquisitions program, meaning that the library is only charged for a book when it is downloaded, checked out, or otherwise extensively used.
Once you find title that you want to read from our catalog, you will be prompted to check it out. In order to do this, you have to download it to the device on which you want to read it. You will be prompted to first download Adobe Digital Editions. This free software will manage your EBL titles for you and automatically “check them back in” at the end of a seven-day loan period. If you want to use the book further, you can then download it for an additional period. Additional guidance is available here.
All of the USM libraries provide access to EBSCO’s eBook Collection, and many of the individual libraries provide access to their own e-books collections, but until now, very few were allowed to provide consortial-wide access to online titles.