Q. How many concurrent users may view an electronic library book?

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2021     Views: 30

  • AU purchases electronic books from multiple vendors who represent many different publishers. Vendors and publisher set restrictions on use, including the number of users who may access the book at the same time.  Many books are not available with unlimited access.
  • Professors who want to confirm the number of concurrent users for assigned readings should contact reserves@american.edu or their subject librarian.
  • Some, but not all, catalog records indicate whether multiple users are permitted, for example:



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