The Alameda County Law Library begins an eBook pilot program on Monday, March 2. The Thompson Reuters ProView eBook collection provides iPad access to over 100 legal treatises. (Thompson Reuters is the publisher of Westlaw and the Rutter Guides series.)
ProView contains over 50 titles not currently in ACLL’s hardcopy collections. A search in the library’s catalog for titles available in ProView will show the location as “eBook.” Use “eBook” as your catalog search term to view a listing of all titles available in ProView. Or click here.
Publications can be accessed individually by title. A full text search by keyword can also be performed across all titles. Search results show where the keyword appears within the text. Search filters such as “jurisdiction” can also be used.
The ACLL pilot program will be available to any of our library’s registered borrowers. Borrowers will be asked to complete a ProView user agreement before checking out an iPad. The iPad is for use only within the library locations in Oakland or Hayward. The iPads will not function outside the libraries.
Stop by the ACLL Reference Desks to review the ProView manual or to test out this new product.