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What is the Concurrent Access Model for eBooks?

The Concurrent Access Model (CAM) provides a perpetual license to e-books available on an unlimited concurrent access basis up to an annual maximum of uses (typically 365 uses). Once that number is met, the eBook becomes unavailable. On the anniversary of the purchase date, the number of uses is reset to the original maximum. The institution can also purchase another copy under the Concurrent Access license, which would grant them another allotment of uses.


Where can my institution purchase EBSCO eBooks using Concurrent Access?

Concurrent Access is an available access model for titles within EBSCOhost Collection Manager.

EBSCO eBooks may also be purchased using Concurrent Access through GOBI and OASIS.

Note: Concurrent Access availability is determined by eBook publishers.


How can I manage Concurrent Access settings in EBSCOadmin?

EBSCOadmin includes the following settings to manage titles which utilize Concurrent Access.

  • Concurrent Access Offline Checkout Duration - Enter the maximum Concurrent Access checkout duration you wish to allow per eBook in the field provided.

    This allows you to set a different offline checkout duration for titles you own under the Concurrent Access license.

  • Concurrent Access Offline Checkout Duration Format - Choose a checkout duration format for Concurrent Access: Hours, Days, or Weeks.