McGraw Hill announced today that they are drastically enhancing its ebook footprint by offering 2,000 titles to libraries. The company intends on consistently adding more titles into its system. McGraw Hill says academic libraries will be interested in reference works, and public libraries will find “a wealth of titles” on careers and business skills, student and career exam study guides, and “How to Do Everything” books on consumer technology.
The big aspect of this new library system is that patrons can read the books online via their internet browser. You will find plenty of titles from Oracle Press, McGraw Hill, First Aid, DeMYSTiFied, Schaums, and Medical. All of the ebooks right now are non-fiction titles, but it is great to have a wellspring of content direct from the publisher. McGraw has verified that it is open to distributing its content to other academic libraries and public ones.
“In a fast-changing environment, McGraw-Hill Professional continues to provide new ways to deliver our content and respond to our customers’ needs,” said Philip Ruppel , president of McGraw-Hill Education International and Professional. “Our enhanced perpetual access program is another way to ensure that libraries around the world have all of the options they need to build ebook collections to best serve their patrons.”
You can check out all of the free ebooks by visiting the main website HERE.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.