The USF Libraries have developed an ebook database, Ebooks for Classroom+, to make it easier for faculty to adopt ebooks to replace or supplement textbooks adopted for courses.

In support of textbook affordability at USF, where many students find it difficult to afford their course materials, ebooks with unlimited simultaneous users can often replace course materials at no cost to students.

Developed by librarians & staff at the USF Tampa Library, this database is now one of three known ebook databases in the U.S. developed specifically to offset the cost of course materials at the campus level.


  • 466,006 – unique ebooks with unlimited simultaneous users
  • 12 – major publishers including Wiley, Taylor & Francis, and Oxford University Press, along with hundreds of additional publishers and imprints
  • 14,000 – Springer ebook titles that offer a print-on-demand option for students
  • $38,187,923 – value of the collection
  • $0 – cost to students


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