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Consortium Pricing for R2 Digital Library





Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc. is pleased to offer to HSLI members the following consortium pricing for purchase of eBooks on The R2 Digital Library. The business model for the R2 Digital Library enables individual institutions to purchase collections that are tailored for each individual institution.

The R2 Digital Library business model is designed to enable the purchase of eBooks at the individual resource level:

  • Collection development may be based upon acquisition needs
  • All eBooks are purchased for the life of the edition
  • Libraries do not renew a subscription to the same collection annually–pay once and own the resource for life of edition. Annual maintenance fee reduced with qualifying purchase.
  • The business model enables the libraries to create an initial collection and expand this collection as needed
  • Lists of popular eBooks available, DCT collections available
  • Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) only collections available

Developed by Rittenhouse Book Distributors, the R2 Digital Library is a web-based eBook platform offering fully-integrated and searchable medical, nursing, and allied health source eBook content from key health science publishers. Content is available from publishers such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Delmar Cengage Learning, The American Academy of Pediatrics, Elsevier and many more.

R2 Digital Library includes features like customized saved searches, images, references and bookmarks, A-Z Drug Index, and an A-Z Topic Index. Ebook content may be browsed by category, discipline, or title, and users can perform searches across the entire platform, finding information on a topic in just two clicks. Click here to download a full title list.

HSLI trial and discount

Libraries will place their orders for R2 content direct with Rittenhouse, with an included 10% member discount. (Starting October 1st, you may receive a 22% discount with the Octoberfest special.) Annual maintenance fee is waived for the first year. Starting in year two, the fee will be discounted substantially to $400. Free, 30-day trials of R2 Library are available. Schedule your online demonstration by contacting connie.aschinger@rittenhouse.com / 1-800-345-6425 x338. Note: Making R2 eBook purchases during the trial period will immediately convert your library to an official R2 customer.

Other service details

  • 6,700 resources available from 60 STM publishers on the platform
  • eBooks are purchased individually; no bundled purchases are required
  • All eBooks are purchased for the life of the edition
  • When new editions are purchased, old editions may be archived and still fully accessible
  • One copy, one user purchase model. Purchase only as many copies as you need.
  • No maintenance fee during your first year of access. HSLI discount applies in year two and onward.
  • Learn more at R2’s FAQ page


To order

To get started with R2 Digital Library, contact Connie Aschinger at connie.aschinger@rittenhouse.com or 800-345-6425 ext 338 / 614-582-4940.

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