This article is for LIBRARIANS with the ADMINISTRATOR role. 

With the library content setting in Engage, you can control whether your students can access the full library or whether they only see and have access to purchased titles (i.e. those that have been added to the Owned section in the library).

Changing your settings to 'Owned' makes it easier for students to discover books that your school already owns, and gives you more power and control over books that are recommended to students.

Understanding the difference between 'Full' and 'Owned'

  • If you select ‘Full’, all users will be able to see all titles in the library (unless particular titles have been blocked). 
  • If you select 'Owned', all titles that are not owned by your institution will be filtered out of your library for learners, including the Recommended, Collections and Categories sections. Note that administrators, teachers, and librarians will still have access to the full library
You can control whether other users are able to purchase content by setting your library’s purchasing type.

Setting your library content type

To set your your institution’s library content type:

  1. After logging in to Engage, navigate to the settings section by clicking the cog icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen.
  2. On the left-hand side of your screen, navigate to 'General Settings'.
  3. In the Library settings section, scroll down to ‘Library Content’.
  4. Select ‘Full’ or ‘Owned’ from the dropdown menu.
  5. Click 'Save' at the bottom of the screen.

If you select ‘Owned’ as a library content setting but you still want certain free ebooks to show up in your library, the librarian will need to add these titles manually.	

Simply click the ‘Add’ button to add them to your library. Other users will then be able to see these in the library, and check them out.

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