Answered By: Library Staff
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2016     Views: 139

Publishers have the right to pull the electronic edition of a book at any time. This isn't a frequent occurrence but it does happen.

If you can't find an ebook you have recently used it's likely you were using a book in the Safari Tech Books Online collection. The Safari ebook collection is centrally funded by the CSU for all CSU library users. Ebooks are added to and deleted from the Safari collection on a regular basis. Books are dropped from our Safari collection after about four years. We have no local control over the contents of this collection. We make every effort to keep the Library Catalog up-to-date but as we do not receive any notice before the books are dropped from Safari it's possible you'll find dead links in Safari ebook records.

If the ebook you were using has disappeard, you can:

1) Search the Library Catalog for other ebooks on your topic. This is the best option as we have ebooks from several vendors and a Catalog search will find them all.

2) Search Safari Tech Books Online for more on your topic. We have additional ebook collections that could also be useful. See Databases by Subject: Ebooks.

If you need the ebook that disappeared, let us know. If the ebook is available for purchase and if we have the funds we can purchase it for our collection. Use our online Suggestion for Purchase form or contact the Subject Librarian for your department.

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