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What’s best for your program?

Library Access vs. Individual Licenses

The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers individual licenses and library access for our full suite of eBooks. Deciding which option is suitable for your program depends on the needs of your residents.


Library Access

  • Library access is the best choice for your program if: 
    • You want the library to administer access.
    • Your residents are using the eBooks periodically for reference.
  • The Academy’s institutional license sales for library access are handled by EBSCO.  
  • EBSCO does not sell access as a subscription; instead, the purchase allows perpetual access to that year’s edition.
  • When purchasing, one- or three-concurrent-seat licenses are available.
  • EBSCO uses its own proprietary software.

If you are interested in learning more about library access, email Robin Corder for additional details and pricing.

Individual Licenses

  • Individual licenses are the best choice for your program if: 
    • You want to purchase individual licenses that are assigned to specific people, such as residents.
    • Your residents use the eBooks to study and need to make notes, highlights, etc., in their copies.
  • The Academy does not sell access as a subscription; eBook access through the Academy is good for the life of the digital product, which is five years.
  • Volume discounts are available for both the regular BCSC and the Residency BCSC eBook sets. Discount details are in the product descriptions found on the Academy store.
  • Upon payment, eBook license keys will be emailed to the purchaser along with redemption instructions. The purchaser can then pass on the license keys to end-users for redemption.    

If you are interested in individual licenses, orders can be placed online through the Academy store or by calling Customer Service at 866.561.8558 or +1 415.561.8540 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT.   

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