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Readers FAQ

What does EOD stand for?

EOD stands for eBooks on Demand: You are able to request every book published from 1500 to 1900 from our partner libraries in digital form.

What is an EOD eBook?

An EOD eBook is a digitised book delivered in the form of a PDF file. In the advanced version, the file contains the image of the scanned original book as well as the automatically recognised full text. Of course marks, notations and other notes in the margins present in the original volume will also appear in this file. You can read more about EOD eBook features here.

Where can I order EOD eBooks?

30 libraries from 12 European countries currently offer the EOD service – from February 2007 to date. You are able to order the books directly from the EOD search engine or our library partners' catalogues. The list of the catalogues can be found here.

How can I order an EOD eBook?

eod button. digital on request

Whereever you see this button, you can order eBooks directly from the librarys' online catalogue. Just search the catalogue and select the book you need. After you have placed an order, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and you will be able to follow the progress of your order at your personal tracking page.

Which books can I order as eBooks?

All books published from 1500 to 1900. Nevertheless some libraries offer also the digitisation of books beyond that timeframe, namely for special user groups, e.g. researchers or people who are visually impaired or blind. Check the details at the individual libraries’ catalogues.

How can I pay for an EOD eBook?

Once the book has been digitised and is ready for downloading you will have several payment options (e.g. credit card, invoice, cash on site). The most convenient option is to use your credit card and pay via a secure transaction mode. After your payment has been received, you will be able to download the eBook.

How much will I need to pay for the EOD eBooks?

All partners of the EOD network are free to set the price for the eBooks they provide. Check out the pricing schemes and individual prices here.

Do I need to take into account any special restrictions while using EOD eBooks?

No, there are no special restrictions for digitised public domain books. When placing an order, please refer to the specific Terms and Conditions of the individual library for further details.

Can I also get high-quality scanned single pages?

Currently not. We focus on complete books which are scanned, with good quality, and delivered as a complete eBook so that you can easily read it on your screen and print it out for your own purposes. For orders of single pages please contact the library directly. You will find the contact details in the contact page.

What is a reprint?

The EOD reprint is the paper form of an EOD eBook which is shipped to you in addition to the digital version. It is a "real" book in the form of a trade paper book with a specially designed cover and an ISBN number.

Can I order only the reprint without ordering an eBook?

Only in case you order a reprint from an already digitised book, e.g. from a library partner's repository/digital library. If the book has not been digitised previously, you also need to order the eBook.

How can I buy an EOD reprint?

Simply click on the EOD order button in the library's online catalogue and follow the ordering process. If this library offers the option Print on Demand, you will be offered the possibility to choose also reprints.

How much will I need to pay for the EOD reprint?

The price for an EOD reprint which is ordered via EOD consists of a basic fee of EUR 6 plus EUR 0,02 per page.
Delivery is free to Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Delivery to the other European countries is EUR 8 and delivery to the rest of the world is EUR 14.

Where to find already digitised EOD eBooks ready to order as reprints?

You will find EOD eBooks ready to order as reprints at the following Amazon sites:

Do the EOD libraries earn money with this service?

The fee for the digitisation of the eBooks covers only the actual digitisation itself and no longterm costs such as the scanning equipment, servers and software licenses.

Libraries FAQ

Why should my library participate in the EOD network?

  • You will have the possibility to add an exciting new service to your portfolio and satisfy the needs of your users. All your books from 1500 to 1900 can be made available as eBooks on Demand through the EOD service.
  • The digitised books will belong to you and you can integrate them into your digital library or repository. So, in addition to the eBook service, you may continually increase the number of your digital materials.
  • The risk for implementing the service is low: the service already runs on more than 30 sites in 12 European countries. You will benefit from all the routines and solutions found within the EOD network.
  • The EOD network serves as an advisory group for efficient and cost effective methods of digitisation as far as guidelines, standards and effective workflows are concerned.
  • The EOD network provides you with flyers, leaflets, posters, handouts, instructions and other material which you can directly use for your purposes.

What are the requirements to take part in the EOD network?

In principle, just a scanner, an Internet connection and dedicated staff are required. Everything else - such as order management, customer communication, eBook production, delivery and electronic accounting - is provided by the EOD network.

Which services does the EOD network offer to its partners?

The EOD network is a central service provider offering components for order management, customer relations, eBook creation, delivery of eBooks and accounting. The digitised works as a whole belong to your library.

Are there any fees for taking part in the EOD network?

There is a yearly participation fee of 1000 EUR which is intended to cover the central service facilities costs such as IT personnel, server maintenance and software licences.

Are there any copyright regulations to be careful about?

The EOD network is mainly dealing with public domain books, published between 1500 and 1900. Nevertheless, some partner libraries also allow digitisation of books beyond that timeframe, namely for special user groups, e.g. researchers or for people who are visually impaired or blind. Again each library is free to decide which books are made available. Basically, each library has to base its decisions upon their own local and national policy and regulations.