Approval Plan for E-Books

East View currently offers a Chinese E-Book Approval Plan.

What is it?

East View’s eBook approval plan is similar to approval plans for print publications, but with the ease of online access.

How does it work?

Libraries complete a profile containing general parameters (country, language, formats of publications, special instructions, etc.) and subject parameters. E-books that fall within the profile and according to the designated budget are made accessible, at intervals determined by the library. Your institution receives discounts based upon the size of the approval plan.

With many years of experience in serving academic libraries with print materials, East View recognizes the importance of establishing precise, yet flexible parameters to ensure the best quality material and services. East View’s 2008 return rate for approval plans was less than 2%.

Selection and Coverage

Approval plan customers have a range of subject areas to choose from: from science to literature and linguistics, from geography to history, etc. East View seasoned book selectors are highly trained librarians and subject specialists with native Chinese knowledge.

Unmatched Value and Customer Service

Bibliographic records in USMARC format are supplied free of charge to approval plan customers upon request.

After receiving a library's profile, East View's approval plan account managers contact each client immediately to introduce themselves, verify profile receipt and to request any necessary clarifications. We strive to maintain an ongoing dialogue as we provide your library with the most relevant, timely approval plan materials. You will receive quarterly notifications which list new titles selected for you during this period.

Apabi E-Books

Apabi E-Books Database is a fully robust e-book platform that puts your library in control of usage policies. Titles can be browsed online by an unlimited number of simultaneous users, or checked out for download and offline use. Stable URLs allow linking on a database level or on individual title levels.

Rely on East View

East View has been meeting the foreign language needs of librarians through approval plans since 1989. East View will work with you to meet the unique needs and exacting specifications of your researchers.

Order with ease from East View; sourcing uncommon information from extraordinary places.

Getting started is easy:

Contact us to establish subject and non-subject parameters at no obligation or cost.

  • Find out more about the titles available in Apabi E-Books by asking your East View representative or visiting our website.
  • Send an email to with questions Contact us at 952-252-1201 (toll free: 800-477-1005)
Download a flyer on our Chinese E-Book Approval Plan

See Apabi E-book title lists by topic on our e-book title list page