The Libraries purchases eBooks from multiple vendors, which means that users must become comfortable with slightly different formats, platforms, and different terminology.
Single-user, SUPO: These indicate that only one user may access the book at a time. For this reason, the Libraries does not allow downloading of the book. For faculty, please note if the book you are assigning is a single user book. This will mean that only one student at a time may access the book.
3-user: This indicates that only three users may access the book at a time. For faculty, please note if the book you are assigning is a 3-user book. This will mean that only three students at a time may access the book.
Multi-user, MUPO: These indicate that multiple users may access the book at a time. Depending on the publisher, this number can vary.
Non-current, unlimited: These indicate that unlimited users may access the book at the same time. This is an ideal status, but not all publishers allow titles to be accessed this way.
When a user lands on the eBook page, there is always an indication of the type of book USC users can access. Because this is a single user book, it is unavailable for download.