“Availability” messages on the ebrary Detail Page

The ebrary Detail Page gives information about how many copies of the book your ebrary site has, and whether the book is available to read online and full-download.  On many ebrary sites, many or all books are unlimited-user access.  But if a book is limited-user, all copies might be in use and/or the max number might already be full-downloaded.

The following examples can help decipher the “Availability” messages.

Example 1:

– Library has one single-user copy of the book

– It has been full-downloaded, which auto-expires in 6 days, but user might return the book before it expires

– At this moment, the book cannot be read or downloaded by this user.

Example 2:

– Library has one single-user copy of the book

– It is being read by another user, but it has not been full-downloaded, so it shows no estimate of available date

– At this moment, the book cannot be read or downloaded by this user.

Example 3:

– Library has two single-user copies of the book and allows full-download of all but the last copy of the book

One copy is full-downloaded, which auto-expires in 6 days, but user might return the book before it expires

– At this moment, book CAN be read by this user, but not full-downloaded.

 

Note, some ebrary sites have extended-access options, so additional access may show as available as you use the book.