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Demand Driven Acquisitions @ USC: STLs

Demand-driven acquisitions provides access to thousands of eBook titles that the Libraries pays for only upon user access.

STL fees

Short Term Loans (STLs): A loan that makes the e-book available for 1 day at a fraction of the book’s list price.

USC instituted two 1-day STLs before an e-book title is purchased on the third use in Fall 2014. STL fees range from 5%-40% of the ebook's list price.

Since Summer 2014 many publishers have begun raising their STL fees. Here is the most current list: 

Publisher Short Term Loan charges  - updated 7/1/2015