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eBooks on Demand

With the service „eBooks on Demand“  (EOD) everyone can order digitization of complete books. The order can be placed via the Regensburg Catalog or Gateway Bayern. The order button appears at every monograph in public domain from University Library and State Library of Regensburg.

How does the eBooks on Demand service work?

The user orders the desired book via the EOD link in the Regensburg Catalog (“get document”) or the EOD button in Gateway Bayern. One can also demand cost estimation. The book is being scanned in high resolution with special book scanners. Afterwards optical character recognition (OCR) is carried out if possible and the digital pictures are assembled in one PDF document. We want to indicate that the results of OCR can be not completely correct, especially in older books.

Use your standard software (e. g. Adobe Acrobat Reader) to read the ebook on screen, zoom in or navigate through the whole book. You can print out pages and copy the full text directly into a word processing program.


The price for an ebook is € 10.00 + € 0.16 /page, reduced price for members of the university € 10.00 + € 0.08 /page. The number of scanned pages corresponds only approximately with the number of pages of a book because we also scan the book jacket, endpapers etc., which are normally not numbered. Therefore the number of scans often exceeds the number of pages.

You can pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club and JCB) or by “Click and buy” via debit entry, credit card, invoice or prepaid. Members of University of Regensburg can also have debited the costs from a cost centre of the university.


We try to digitize and deliver the book within a week, provided it is available in the library. If it takes longer to finish your order, we will inform you. Directly after the payment our ebook is available to you for download as standard. This link remains for two months.

Dispatch on CD-ROM or DVD (depending on the size of the file) costs an extra charge of € 6.00 + € 1.25 per CD/DVD for Germany and Europe and € 8.00 + € 1.25 per CD/DVD for the rest of the world. If you fetch it yourself in the Multimedia Resource Center in the central library of the University Library, the delivery costs are of course dropped.

Ebooks bought via EOD may only be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. With your order you accept the general standard terms and conditions. It isn’t possible to return ebooks.


In addition to digitization the ebook can be ordered as a reprint. For that you can also use the EOD link in the Regensburg Catalog or in Gateway Bayern. The scans will be processed and adjusted to the needs of Amazon, the print-on-demand service provider. Thus one can already order more than 900 reprints of the EOD network via Amazon.

EOD search engine

The EOD search engine contains at the moment more than 6.2 million catalog entries from 37 European libraries. It displays both books, which are freely available as digital copies as well as those which can be ordered for digitization.

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