This Libraries Week, we are celebrating the role of libraries in a digital world. Jisc’s e-books for FE service supports libraries and librarians with becoming more digital. To celebrate, we are exploring the benefits of e-books for FE in the digital world.
Read on the go
Learners can take e-books anywhere with them – read on the bus, in bed, in the college canteen, or in class.
A lighter bag
Learners don’t need to weigh down their bags with heavy textbooks.
Create your own virtual bookshelf
Learners can also search within the e-book for key words and phrases; learners can highlight, bookmark and annotate the key passages of e-books. These annotations can also be saved on a virtual bookshelf, so that learners can return to their annotations for later revision.
Make the most of accessibility features
ProQuest’s Ebook Central platform is fully accessible, so no learner is excluded from the benefits of e-books. Visually impaired learners can use read-a-loud to have the book read to them. Dyslexic learners can customise the platform by using OpenDyslexic typeface. The platform can also be translated into 11 languages.
There are no limits to how many learners can access e-books at the same time. This means that learners don’t need to wait until someone else has finished with the e-book, and don’t have to join a long reserve list.
Download and print key chapters
We know that some learners like to have printed copies of key chapters and passages to store with revision notes. With e-books for FE, learners can still download and print key chapters.
Anywhere, anytime, offline
Some learners worry that accessing e-books always requires internet access. However, with e-books for FE, learners can download and save whole e-books to their devices. This means that learners don’t need to be connected to the internet to access the e-books, once they are downloaded.
Say goodbye to library fines
Learners can use the e-books for as long as they need to, without having to worry about getting fined for returning the book late.
Librarians and learners can save money by not having to buy expensive textbooks
Your dog can’t eat them
We’ve all heard it before. No more excuses with Jisc’s e-books for FE.
Download our promotional posters
Don’t forget to download our handy PDF poster featuring our top ten benefits of using e-books using the links below.
If you would like to edit the poster with your college logo, we have included the editable version of the poster too.