eBooks on Demand (EOD)

The e-books on demand service enables you to order complete electronic copies of copyright-free books from the BiG’s inventory. This service involves costs.

You can place the respective digitalisation order via the on-line catalogue of the Alexandria network. It is possible to digitise a book,

  • if the title exists in the BiG and its condition permits digitisation
  • if the sought title is not subject to copyright
  • if for the respective title the ‘EOD order’ (= “EOD Bestellung”) link is displayed under the ‘Details’ tab:

Search hit in the Alexandria catalogue with link for e-book on demand
EOD order from the Alexandria catalogue.

The order is given by e-mail with the EOD order form, which is presented after clicking on the EOD link.

In the catalogue the EOD link is automatically added to titles that are copyright-free. In rare cases it is possible that the EOD link is not displayed even though a title is no longer subject to copyright. For such special cases we provide an empty EOD order form. Digitisation orders will be carried out only for those titles not subject to copyright.

EOD e-books, empty form

You can pay with credit card, on-line payment service or invoice. Delivery is by Internet (download) or by postal consignment of a data medium against an additional charge. For further details please consult our delivery and payment conditions.

EOD eBooks, payment and delivery

After payment, you will receive the files in pdf format. They consist of pictures of the scanned book pages. Condition of the sample permitting, you will also receive free of charge a searchable full text version. It is automatically generated by software and has not been corrected.

In addition, you may also order a hardcopy (EOD reprint). This will be a ‚genuine‘ book: the pdf file will be printed, bound and sent to you.

More information on EOD reprint


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