Want a more efficient, user-centric eBook library? Our streamlined Evidence-Based Acquisition model works to empower your researchers with the resources they need while maximizing your budget.

Illustration of a desktop computer with piled books, suggesting online education or e-learning on a blue-purple gradient background.

The library world is constantly evolving, and staying ahead of the curve means getting the most out of your resources and delivering top value to your patrons. That's where ACS Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) comes in. It's a game-changer for acquiring ACS eBooks, empowering you to make data-driven decisions and get the biggest bang for your buck.

EBA: Streamlining Your eBook Journey

EBA offers a flexible and budget-friendly program that fast-tracks access to our comprehensive ACS eBook collection. Here's the deal: you make an initial purchase, but you get to choose which eBooks become permanent residents on your virtual shelf based on how much they're used during the trial period. This ensures your library builds a collection with the eBooks researchers crave while minimizing spending on those gathering dust in the digital corners.

Benefits That Boost Your Library

  • Reduce costs: EBA unlocks discounts on ACS eBooks, freeing up more room in your budget.
  • Decisions based on data: EBA equips you with hard facts about usage, so you can make informed choices about your eBook collection.
  • Streamline your workflow: Say goodbye to the eBook acquisition maze. EBA simplifies the process, saving you precious time and resources.
  • Seamless access to eBooks: Grant your patrons access to the entire ACS eBook collection – made up of the ACS Symposium Series and Advances in Chemistry.

Informed Choices, Empowered Researchers

Today's research landscape demands access to the latest and most relevant scholarly resources. EBA ensures your library is equipped to keep pace with the evolving needs of your researchers. By providing cost-effective access to a comprehensive collection of high-quality eBooks, EBA empowers researchers to stay at the forefront of their fields.

“After having gone a few years without updating our ACS eBook packages, and with our budget not quite returning to pre-pandemic levels, the EBA program has been a great way for us to provide our students and faculty with access to all ACS eBooks. We really appreciate the flexibility to choose a plan that fits the size and research interests of our campus, and the communication with our Account Manager has been fantastic. It has been very interesting to see the breadth of titles used across campus, and the process of choosing which books to purchase at the end of the year has been very easy.”

-Chris Doty, Librarian for Chemistry and Physics at the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University

Invest in the Future of Research

EBA is a forward-thinking solution that lets libraries build optimized digital book collections and deliver exceptional value. With its focus on cost savings, data-driven decision making, and streamlined workflows, EBA is the perfect choice for libraries dedicated to researcher success.

Don't wait! Take the first step towards a more efficient, user-centric library with ACS EBA. Watch the video below to learn more:

Video: Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) at ACS

Want the latest stories delivered to your inbox each month?