Digital Solutions


James Bennett offers a range of electronic resources from publishers locally and internationally that are suitable for our library customers. 

The majority of our eResources are integrated into our products and services and are searchable on James Bennett Online (JBO). This streamlines the acquisition of eBooks for our library customers as you can search, browse and purchase ebook titles along with your print books and other multimedia items.  A number of eResources are available as a Standing Order as they are subscription based products.  We have a dedicated eResources team so if you have any enquiries about an electronic resource, please do not hesitate to contact us.


We provide customers with general information about access, technical requirements and licensing for all electronic resources we represent in the Australasian marketplace. Depending on the vendor or enquiry we may be able to provide your library with a sample copy of any agreement or conditions of purchase.  We are also able to set up trial access to various electronic resources.

James Bennett acts as a sales agent for electronic resources.  It is the responsibility of the vendor of the product to provide post-sales support including any technical issues. Licences and/or agreements are negotiated directly with the vendor, with James Bennett acting as a facilitator where required. 

Pricing of electronic resources such as eBooks, online databases and digital reference vary from product to product. Pricing is set by the originating publisher and varies based upon content, access models and more.

Pricing options can vary and include:

  • Unlimited Access - based on number of FTE at the institution
  • Purchased by user - based on concurrent users
  • Multiple simultaneous user access and remote access.
  • Price per title, plus annual hosting fees
  • Perpetual Access
  • Annual subscription
  • Upfront payment options
  • Demand-Driven Acquisition

For further product information, pricing or trial setup in your library please contact our e-team on