books to ebooks

Payment & delivery

EOD eBooks

Your requested eBook is thoroughly scanned and digitised from cover to cover. You will then receive your digital book in a single PDF file. 

  • Use your standard software (any PDF reader) to read the eBook on-screen, zoom in to the image or navigate through the book.
  • Print single pages or the entire book.
  • Use the full text search of individual terms.
  • Copy the images and parts of the text to other applications (e.g. word processors).
  • In addition, if feasible, you may get the automatically recognised text in a separate text file which you will be able to edit in any standard word processor.

Price: 10 EUR plus 0.16 EUR / page
Special price for affiliates of the University of Innsbruck: 10 EUR plus 0.12 EUR / page

Digitisation of objects from our library’s historical collections

  • A digitisation of single sheets/pages or a full digitisation of manuscripts and printed works from our historical collections (= before 1850) is available on request. The Department of Rare Books will inform you about any restrictions for conservational reasons.
  • The publication of digital reproductions from the historical collections requires permission and is usually subject to a fee. Please note the guidelines for use.
  • Individual pages or full digitised copies from the historical collections are delivered as high-resolution images (JPEG or TIFF, usually 300dpi).
  • The quality of the digitised material may vary depending on the condition of the original. ULB Tirol does not carry out any image post-processing. However, image post-processing at a later stage is made possible by storing the ICC colour profiles of the digital copies.


Basic fee: EUR 10, plus

  • up to 10 images: EUR 2 / page
  • up to 50 images: EUR 1,50 / page
  • more than 50 images: EUR 0,90 / page

When ordering fully digitised copies, a lump sum is charged depending on the page numbers, format and condition of the object in question. Further information can be found here.

Additional information regarding your order

  • We wish to point out that automatic text recognition (OCR) does not fully provide perfect results and inaccuracies can occur especially with older books. OCR is not applied to handwritten documents.
  • Public domain books or books for which we receive a declaration of consent from the author or publishing houses are imported by us into the digital library of the University of Innsbruck and are thus globally available and also long-term preserved.
  • By ordering you accept the Terms and Conditions.

Payment options

Benefit from the various options of online payment:

  • Direct payment by all leading credit cards providers (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club), Maestro or Paypal
  • You can alternatively pay by invoice.


Shipment schedule: We endeavour to digitise and ship the book as soon as possible. This, however, requires the physical presence of the book in the library. For longer shipment schedules we will inform you immediately.  
Shipment options: By standard our eBook will be available to you to download via the Internet immediately after payment. This link exists for two months. Thus you can immediately work with your eBook.  

You can also choose shipment on a data carrier (CD-ROM or DVD, depending on the size of the file), subject to a surcharge:

  • Europe: EUR 6
  • Worldwide: EUR 8

Sale or return 

Unfortunately, returning eBooks is not possible, as the products are not suitable for this due to their nature. 

  EOD Reprints

  • In addition to the digital form, the requested book will be reprinted in classic paperback and shipped right to you.
  • Therefore, the scanned images will be additionally processed and printed by a "print on demand" service provider.
  • This service is not provided for documents of the Dept. of Rare Books.

Price: The price consists of a reprint price and a reprint delivery price.

  • Reprint price: EUR 6 plus EUR 0,02 / page
  • Reprint delivery price
    • A, D, CH, B, FL, L, NL: EUR 0
    • Rest of Europe: EUR 8
    • Worldwide: EUR 14

Shipment schedule for reprint: 4-10 days after successful payment