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Since these are electronic files, can multiple students read the same book at the same time?

No, they are treated just like a physical book. If you have one copy then you can only have one user at a time. If you need a classroom set then you need to purchase as many as you will need at one time.

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Do you have books that are unlimited so that an entire class can read the book?

Yes, there are open resource books that are unlimited. There are also some publishers that allow unlimited access.

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I have heard that you need to repurchase eBooks

There are some publishers that state that after an eBook has checked out a specified number of times that the book  needs to be repurchased or it has to be repurchased based on time limit (3 years or 5 years). Typically these are the larger more popular publishers. If  an ebook checks out 26 times, that is enough for a full year if checked out for a two week lending period. These are referred to as Metered checkouts.

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You mentioned that students can take notes in the eBook, are the notes and highlights available to the teacher?

The notes are private to the indivicual user. The student would have to share/show the teacher the info. Teacher cannot pull the information out.  Student's are able to export highlights and notes. Export options include exporting to Google Drive, PDF, Copy to clipboard and CSV.

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How long does it take for an ebook to be available after purchase?

For schools that participate in the shared collection, a MarketPlace account will be created for them to purchase materials for just their students and staff.  Materials purchased in the Marketplace are typically available for access in 2 to 4 hours.

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How do students and staff access the ebooks?

Students and staff will log into their OverDrive website portal. It is recommend that the district select a username/password that is already known, for example using their student ID number as their username. OverDrives has the ability to get student information from your school library system LGCA Sirsi WorkFlows. If your school library is not automated with LGCA Sirsi WorkFlows, OverDrive has a library card manager portal available.

 

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