ACS Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) empowers libraries to take control of book acquisition while eliminating the guesswork. With a commitment to purchase a minimum number of peer-reviewed ACS eBooks, we provide full access to evaluate our collection of nearly 1,600 books for up to one year. After your evaluation term, we’ll assist you in reviewing usage or other data to select the books you wish to own in perpetuity, which will be available to unlimited simultaneous users with unlimited usage.

The minimum purchase commitment required to participate in ACS EBA depends roughly on your institution’s educational or research program. The greater the number of books you commit to, the lower the cost per book. We’ll provide you a quotation for your one-time purchase based on your institution’s profile or your desired commitment. Your purchase includes complete access to the entire ACS Symposium Series and Advances in Chemistry series to help you develop evidence to support your end-of-term selections. After your evaluation term, we’ll provide you with a usage report. You’ll have up to three months to tell us which books you’d like to own. If no selection is made, the purchase will default to the most-used books.

Should you find that demand for ACS eBooks is greater than anticipated or you have additional funds to invest, just let us know before the end of your selection term. There is no penalty to increase your commitment level to take advantage of a lower per-book cost.

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Why Choose ACS EBA

  • Choose the number of books that fit your budget
  •  Have confidence you’re investing in the books your patrons genuinely need and use
  • For the cost to own only a handful of books, sample our entire collection for a full year
  • Cost effective options provide low per-book cost and libraries have the ability to choose any number of books that are greater than the minimum to get started.