It is an internet-based software platform which offers African libraries and academic institutions the opportunity to download free and paid-for ebooks for use by their students and others.
No. Our customers are libraries and academic institutions. Their students, customers and anyone they wish to enrol on our platform can use the Baobab platform through their own institutional connections.
Yes. But our focus is primarily on African academic institutions, where our bookselling experience has been extensive. We would be pleased to discuss Baobab's ebook services with potential customers in any country. Please see the contact form for details of how to get in touch..
We are available for support in the following ways:
If you have purchased title through the pick and choose model then the ebook files are your property (whilst still being the copyright of the publisher). However if you have purchased them through a subscription model you have only leased the titles, so if you stop subscribing to Baobab Ebook Services the ebook files will revert to us and can no longer be accessed.
The library’s access to Baobab Ebooks platform can be switched on instantly. So once the contract has been entered into you and your students will have access to the platform and your chosen titles.
Baobab Ebooks can be accessed across a number of mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone and other Android devices, providing there is internet access.
You can use a variety of different e-readers to read our titles including Adobe Digital Editions.
Yes – you will be able to produce usage reports that are formatted exactly as defined in the COUNTER Code of Practice and use defined ways to count usage.
You can read our ebooks through a variety of ereaders such as Adobe Digital Editions.
Yes, each book can be accessed by up to three users at any one time. However some libraries choose to purchase documents which can only be viewed by one person at a time.
Yes, by logging into the university campus website and clicking through to the library page and onto Baobab Ebooks.
New editions will not automatically replace the current edition. As with print editions, the new edition will have to be purchased.
Each ebook has a set limit on how much can be saved. These limits are set by the publisher of the title.
Only part of each ebook can be printed. This is to prevent the entire title being printed out. Please let us know if you would like to purchase a print copy for your library shelves.
To request a specific training session, please contact us, stating the subject you’d like training in, a preferred date and time and the number of people attending the session.
To request new login details please contact our service support team, by email or by phone. Verification will be required.
It’s easy to add titles to your collection – simply select the titles you require and email us, or your local rep with the ISBN and we can get the process started.
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