EBSCO eBook Subscriptions


These subscription collections are available through a consortial offer. Please see the current offer page in ERMA for details about the offer.

Descriptions below are from the vendor:

Academic Collection

This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that students and scholars will have access to information relevant to their research needs.

Business Collection

This collection offers more than 16,000 business e-books selected to assist students and scholars with various business research, special project and entrepreneurial needs. A key resource for academic and business school libraries, eBook Business Collection encompasses a variety of topics, such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship.

Canadian Collection

This subscription package with more than 14,000 e-books offers libraries a critical mass of Canadian content, providing a core collection of titles by Canadian publishers and authors and covering topics pertaining to Canada, Canadian history, native culture, politics and current events.

Clinical Collection

Designed for use in clinical settings, biomedical libraries and academic-medical institutions, this subscription collection features more than 2,900 hand-selected e-books that focus on medical specialties, nursing, allied health and general practice areas. Read more on the vendor's Medical eBook Subscriptions page.

Community College Collection

Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary collection contains more than 54,000 e-books, including thousands of workforce development titles from notable publishers including, Packt Publishing, Emereo and Charles C Thomas Publishers. The collection covers key subject areas including humanities, social sciences, business, science, technology and literary criticism.

Nursing Collection

Designed for use in hospitals, medical institutions and academic institutions with nursing or allied health programs, this subscription collection features more  than 450 hand-selected, quality e-books that focus on the needs of nursing professionals, including clinical guides, evidence-based practice manuals, practical handbooks and professional growth titles. Read more on the vendor's eBook Nursing Collection page.



Disambiguating the EBSCO database list
  • Academic/Business/Canadian/Clinical/Nursing Collection (EBSCOhost): includes just the content in the specific collection
  • Ebook Collection (EBSCOhost): includes all of your ebooks, owned/purchased and subscription, including the Academic/Business/Canadian/Clinical/Nursing Collection(s)
Title Checkout Period

The duration for which a title is available for checkout/download by a user is one of multiple settings that can be configured by site administrators, and these settings will apply to all titles without exception. Please see the vendor's article "How can administrators modify the checkouts and holds settings for EBSCO eBooks and Audiobooks?" for details.


Access Details: 
Unlimited Downloads, Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, IP Authentication, Remote Access
Content Types: 

Title Lists

Where applicable (e.g. regarding the Academic and Business collections, select the North American version).

EBSCO updates subscription collections on a quarterly schedule.

Add/delete spreadsheets are uploaded every quarter at the link below.

Title Change Reports: The vendor updates the title reports in their databases each month. Please visit the EBSCO page to see the updated title reports for each month. Login credentials to access the reports are available here.


MARC Records

MARC Records: 

From the vendor: "As of early 2016, all customers will be able to retrieve their records using OCLC’s WorldShare Collection Manager service. To get OCLC MARC records from Collection Manager, customers need to have a Collection Manager account." For more information, including about addition/delete updates, please see the vendor's FAQ.

Usage Stats


Compliant with COUNTER Release 5 at the moment. Login to EBSCOadmin (http://eadmin.ebscohost.com/) using your institutional credentials. Once logged in, please click on the Reports & Statistics page to see your options. If you do not have this information, please contact the vendor directly. Contact information can be found in the Vendors directory in ERMA.