Books in the Library Collection are published, copyrighted books that have been
purchased by your library or consortium. These books are available to you to preview or checkout. The
Library Collection operates on the principle of one book / one user. If your library/consortium owns one copy
of a book, then one person at a time can use it; if your library/consortium owns two copies of a book, then two
people at a time can use it, etc. Usage is governed by the incremental 15-minute preview period and the
pre-established checkout period.
|The Library Collection||
Books in the Public Collection are public domain titles that are available to all
netLibrary users free of charge. Because netLibrary provides unlimited access to these Public Collection
titles, there is no need to govern usage via the 15-minute preview period or the pre-established checkout
period. For this reason, Read icons, as opposed to Preview and Checkout icons, are used in conjunction with
Public Collection titles. To access the full text of a Public Collection title, regardless of how many other users
are already accessing it, click on its Read icon.
|The Public Collection|
Send comments or questions to Olga Verbeek, Library Webmaster, at email@example.com.
Revised: August, 2002