What if you could provide patrons with access to more than 100,000 ebooks without any limits?
Now, you can. Ebook Central’s digital rights management (DRM)-free titles give patrons the freedom to read and research where and when they want. They get unlimited concurrent access to each ebook; unlimited copy, print and download rights; and no requirement to use special third-party software to read a downloaded version. And DRM-free content is easy for librarians to acquire and manage.
Moreover, titles purchased as DRM-free stay DRM-free even if the titles are later removed by the publisher. And our catalog of DRM-free and other (one million and counting!) titles is constantly growing.
Discover titles from a wide range of disciplines – including arts, humanities, business, medicine, education, science and technology.
We’ve worked with over 250 publishers to make titles available without restrictions, 150 of which have made their entire Ebook Central title list DRM-free. Here are just a few:
Download the full list of publishers who's content is fully DRM-free.
Finding and acquiring DRM-free titles is simple.
The quickest way to get the full list of DRM-free titles is on the LibCentral dashboard. Just log-in to see the DRM-free title list link in the “Latest News” section. If you are not an Ebook Central customer, contact your ProQuest representative to request a list of DRM-free titles. You can also find DRM-free titles in OASIS and GOBI.
Additionally, you may use the advanced search feature to produce and export the list of titles. Scroll to the DRM-free label under the “Refine Options” section and select “Available.” Follow the prompts to produce and export your list. In the exported list, you can see which titles are available as DRM-free via subscription using the “subscribed” column and filtering to “yes.” Here’s what that DRM-free label looks like on the advanced search page:
Purchasing DRM-free titles is easy, too. Just look for the “DRM-Free” label beside the unlimited access price. Download this DRM-free experience PDF to see all ways you can find and procure DRM-free titles.
Patrons are no longer limited to print, copy or download restrictions. They can download both chapters and full titles directly from a book’s landing page or reader. Titles will clearly indicate whether the institution has unlimited, DRM-free access to the book.
Users can choose to download in either PDF or EPUB.