Print & Ebooks

Purchase requests for resources not available in Rialto Marketplace

For purchase requests requiring special handling, not listed as “In stock” in Rialto Marketplace, or needing patron email notifications, please use the Acquisitions Order Request Form

Print and ebooks from Rialto Marketplace

Selectors may require certain permissions in Alma before placing selections. A member from the Collections Support Unit will assist in creating the necessary ordering templates for both print and ebook selections. Templates assure the correct sub-account, fund, and location information is applied correctly to each selection.

Many publishers and aggregators offer ebooks in Rialto Marketplace, often with several license purchase options. Ebook access to titles ordered in Rialto Marketplace are available on the platform websites before being discoverable in Primo. Direct links to most of the listed ebook platforms can be found on: A-Z Databases.

Ebook Purchase Option Definitions

Purchase Options Definition
1 User One user at a time
3 User Three users at a time
Concurrent Access 200-325 loans per year; unlimited simultaneous user
Multiple User Unlimited number of simultaneous users
Non-Linear Lending 200-325 loans per year; unlimited simultaneous user
Single User One user at a time
Unlimited Unlimited number of simultaneous users
DRM-free No limitations on downloading, printing, or saving

Ebooks from other vendors and/or publishers
It may be possible to obtain ebooks not located in Rialto Marketplace. Submit a request to the Acquisitions Order Request Form. If an academic licensing is available, and we do not currently have an active account for the resource provider, then vendor and licensing maintenance is necessary before access to the ebook can be made available.

If you have questions, please contact Collections Support!