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    GVRL Is the Librarians’ Choice for Nonfiction eBooks

    GVRL not only provides top titles from the best nonfiction publishers, it complements other eBook platforms. Where some deliver a leisure-reading experience, GVRL is optimized for search, discovery, and integration across your library’s educational programs – giving patrons a better learning experience.

    And forget those common complaints, such as eBooks are hard to use and require multiple copy purchases. Your single-copy purchase of any GVRL eBook means access to everyone, anytime, with no special downloads or apps.



    • Did you know the average holds-to-copy ratio for eBooks in public libraries is 6:1? Not so with GVRL. You can purchase just one copy everyone can access—saving money and eliminating the wait for patrons.
    • Unlimited access frees you to  integrate eBook content into your programing. Planning a workshop? Embed GVRL content right into your course or course handout, with the confidence that everyone can access the material at the same time.
    • Anonymity is built in—users are typically authenticated by IP only.

    In addition to offering a selection of titles for all ages from pre-K up, users of all abilities and learning styles can access your content in whatever way meets their needs, with as few barriers as possible.

    • The mobile optimized interface makes GVRL easy to use on any device.
    • ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology is ideal for struggling readers, ELL/ESL patrons and those with blindness or low vision.
    • Cover-to-cover PDF format delivers a colorful, visual experience to engage younger readers.
    • Hundreds of Spanish-language titles are available across every subject.
    • Interface and article-level language translation—on screen and read aloud—delivers content in more than 20 languages, including  Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Bengali, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
    • Popular web navigation iconography and a high-contrast color palette to make content even more accessible to people with disabilities.

    • As a user-tested, award-winning platform, GVRL gives readers what they need. PDF's are DRM-free, so users can easily download content – including their highlights and notes – to read later on their computers or G Suite for Education like Gmail, Drive and Docs. 
    • Indexing is at the title, chapter, and article level, so users can zoom directly to the information they need.
    • PDFs are DRM-free, so users can easily download documents to read later.
    • After authentication, use GVRL using their Google credentials (including Gmail) without having to remember a separate password. Learn more about increasing access and engagement with G Suite for Education.
    • Information is highly findable via discovery services; with MARC records; and through Gale’s InterLink technology, which connects  InfoTrac periodicals to eBook content.
    • Users can save links to favorite resources, knowing that the content will remain accessible for years.
    • You can  embed links in workshop materials to enrich the learning experience across all of your library’s programs.
    • Use persistent URLs to  boost usage by sharing timely and relevant articles through social media channels.

    The content your community wants at the price you need.

    • With 17,000+ titles (and counting!), you’re sure to find the best fit for your budget—across all subjects and for all ages. Our eBook Specialists are always available to help you fill gaps in your nonfiction eBook collection.  Reach out today
    • Titles are available  individually, or as  collections/bundles where volume discounts often apply.

    And, if you’re a  MyAccount user, you can:

    • View recommended titles to purchase based on your purchase history, and what other libraries like yours are buying.
    • See pricing displayed as you browse the catalog
    • Create and share multiple wish lists (which can be converted to shopping carts)
    • Update your collection by buying directly online—even using promo codes as available (like saving 75% off the print version of an eBook purchase)

    In addition to adding hundreds of new eBooks to the platform each month from our partner publishers, we’re also always collecting feedback from libraries and users to develop new enhancements and innovations.

    Recently added:

    • Single sign on — Users can sign in to use Gale content using their Google credentials (including Gmail) without having to remember a separate password.
    • Integrated Google tools — Once logged in, users can easily share and download articles — including their highlights and notes — using G Suite for Education  tools like Drive and Docs.  
    • For researchers on-the-go, responsive design enhancements optimize the user experience to any browser size, device or smartphone screen size (no more pinching and scrolling).
    • Improvements based on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines make content more easily available to a wider range of people with disabilities, including those with blindness or low vision.
  • Research Matters. How you research matters, too.

    Contact your Gale representative or request a free GVRL trial to see why it’s the best platform for your nonfiction books.