Purchasing books for your library

This article explains how to buy books for your institution's e-library in Engage.

This article is for LIBRARIANS. 🖥️📗😍

Once your institution’s account balance is loaded in Engage, your librarian and/or users can purchase books for your digital library. Purchases may be made by all library patrons or only by your librarian, depending on your institution’s preferred purchasing type.

Purchasing books for a school's library is a simple process that can be done per book or in bulk.

To purchase individual ebooks:

  1. Navigate to 'Library' when logged in to Engage.
  2. Browse the list of available ebooks or search for a specific title using the search bar at the top of the page. Snapplify’s curated Collections, Favourites, and Recommended sections can be especially helpful (learn more about navigating your digital library here).
  3. Click the ‘Add’ button. Note that if your library is set to ‘Librarian purchasing’, student users (patrons) who do not have librarian permissions can click the ‘Request Book’ button instead. If they request a book, the librarian will receive a notification and decide whether to approve or deny the transaction.
  4. The book is now owned by the institution for the licence period.

📗📗 Learn how to purchase multiple copies of the same book.

📚📚 To purchase ebooks in bulk, contact our Curation team by emailing growth@snapplify.com and we'll send you a proposed library book list to suit your students and budget.

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