Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

CSIRO Publishing produces eBooks for most new releases and selected backlist titles.

How do I buy eBooks published by CSIRO Publishing?

  • Library customers can purchase the Archive Collection, annual collections, pre-purchase frontlist packages or create their own Flexible Collections by choosing the titles that suit their subject interests. For further information, please visit the Overview page For Librarians.
  • Individuals may purchase eBooks from our retail partners.

 What eBook formats do you offer?

  • Our Institutional Collections for libraries are based on both PDF and EPUB files
  • Individuals can purchase our eBooks through various retailers as PDF or EPUB files.

What is the access model for libraries?

  • Our eBook Collections are sold as perpetual access, and there is no limit to the number of concurrent users. Please contact our Customer Service Team for a trial.

How is access enabled in libraries?

  • Access is IP authenticated for all authorised library patrons including those in remote locations as long as these are validated through the library IP server. We are also able to authenticate via Referring URL if required.

Are MARC records provided for libraries?

  • MARC records are available for download by libraries through the Librarian Tools section of the platform.

Can a library user download an eBook in an ordinary web browser?

  • Yes. The eBook file can be downloaded and read on their personal computer or device.

Can you provide user statistics for library users?

  • Yes. We are COUNTER compliant and libraries will be able to access user statistics for a collection and for individual titles from their administrative portal.

Do you apply digital rights management (DRM) to eBooks in the library platform?

  • No. Authorised library users may view, download, save and print eBooks for their own non-commercial educational and research use but may not further disseminate this content in its electronic form without express written permission from the Publisher. Users may read eBooks in the collection using the online reader.

Is it possible for libraries to purchase an actual file?

  • We do not currently offer files for library purchase.


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